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Why Retrofitting Your Metal Roof Can Be Beneficial

Why Retrofitting Your Metal Roof Can Be Beneficial

We’ve all heard that metal roofs last forever, well not really, but much longer than their shingle counterparts. While this is true, they can still show signs of wear and can become damaged and not perform the way that you want them to. That being said, retrofitting is a great way to get a new roof look that’s still going to work for you and your needs.

What Does Retrofitting a Roof Mean?

When you hear the word retrofit, you may not know exactly what it means. Retrofitting a roof means installing a new roofing system over an older system without removing it first. So why would you want to do this? Metal roofs are notorious for being durable and lasting for years longer than other styles of roofs. Retrofitting a roof over your existing metal roof gives an added layer of insulation, strength and an extra barrier against the elements.

Why Retrofit Your Metal Roof?

Installing a metal roof can be time-consuming, and it takes a bit more work than just slapping some shingles on the roof and calling it a day. Since metal roofs are more time-consuming, retrofitting over your existing roof gets you a new roof without the extra time it takes to remove the old one and start over.

It’s also a great way to update the look of your building or match a new section of a building being constructed. Say you’re having an addition built on, and you can’t find the same roofing that you already have. Retrofitting matches all the way across without as much work and overall effort. Roofs are expensive; retrofitting is a good way to save both time and money.

Since metal roofs are more time-consuming, retrofitting over your existing roof gets you a new roof without the extra time it takes to remove the old one and start over.

You can also quickly and easily change the entire look of your roof with a new retrofit. Get different colors, shapes, and styles and even choose more energy-efficient options that will help keep your home cool in the summer. Retrofitting is an efficient way to cover unsightly damage or wear that may be present on your old roof too. You can get a brand-new roof over your old one and not worry about repainting the existing roof.

There’s also far less chance of leaks and other issues with fasteners and attaching your roof if you’re having one fitted over an existing roof. Your roofer can tell you if your current roof can be retrofitted or if another option is better for you. No matter what you choose, a retrofitted roof is a great choice that can save you money, time and effort, and can still get you a great-looking roof. These roofs can be used on homes, businesses and even commercial buildings.

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