by Fred on March 12, 2013


Thing To Keep In Mind About Used Metal Roofs

Whenever someone buys a secondhand building, there needs to be repair work done. The building is assessed by the buyer before buying it that how much of this repair work is to be done but the assessment about the roof is a tricky job to do. It certainly is an important task but require some guidelines that are discussed below.

Some Guidelines to Check Used Metal Roof Condition

It is the roofs that are beaten up by the extreme weather conditions as it receives all the harshness first-hand and it has no escape from it. Therefore used roofs are always bound to be damaged. As we are talking about the metal, rust is the first thing that damages a metal. Metal roofs are tough but when it comes to rust, it eventually finds a way to inflict the damage to the roof. Vented ridges can be used in metal roofs to prevent the blockage of water in the roof so that rust can not be created.

Assessment of the whole roof is impossible for a house or building-owner to conduct himself completely, hence the assessment should be left to the professionals so that it can be decided that how much repair work is to be done.

Getting the Damaged things Changed

Once the assessment about the damage is done, now to get your damaged metal sheets of the roofs to be replaced by the new ones is not a big deal and can be done by the home or building owner themselves with a little help from someone. The replacement of the damaged parts depends solely on the roof condition therefore this process will take the time accordingly. Now that the repair and replacement is done, it is important to protect the roof from future wear and tear. For this purpose anti-corrosive metal paint should be coated around the metal of the desired color to get the desired new look. If the assessment results in a high damage of the roof, then the work should be left for the professionals because they may want to rip the whole roof open in order to repair it properly.

If maintained properly, a metal roof last as long as the building itself so periodic inspections should be conducted to ensure that the conditions of the roof is satisfactory or not. Color paint with anti-corrosion mixture should be coated around the metal to maintain its durability and resistance against rust after every couple of years so that the metal stays rust free and hence lives a long life.

Modern metal roofing systems are fantastic as far as style, aesthetic appearance and resistance to the elements goes, but they are also really good when you look at their ease of use when compared with the longevity associated with them. They can resist anything the environment has to throw at them if treated properly because any coatings and treatments are usually accompanied by a warranty that lasts just as long as the metal roofing system is expected to. You cannot afford to consider any other type of roofing system when faced with these benefits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the company that advertises solar roofs?
    What is the company that advertises solar roofs on TV? They say the government will pay for part of the roof, and does anyone know the details on it?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you talking about solar shingles, solar tiles, or just the modules themselves? I have not seen the commercial you are talking about. I would suggest looking up solar installers in your area and ask them about the commercial or if they have the product.

      It is a little misleading to say the government will pay for your roof. You will receive a 30% tax credit for your solar installation but you only get that back after tax time, so it is not an upfront rebate that reduces the initial cost of your system.

      What area do you live in? Click on the link below to find the rebates and incentives that are available in your area. DSIRE is the official database of renewable energy incentives.

    What are better alternatives to green roofs (the kind where you have plants on top of your roof)?
    Are there other, perhaps better, alternatives to these types of roofs?
    Can you recommend whether or not I should get a green roof?
    Does the production, use, or decay of the plants/ trees produce substance that destroy the ozone?

    • ANSWER:
      You got me thinking. I suspect that you could probably put a industrial rubber roof, then grow a hearty ivy on raised trellis so the vines don’t claw onto the roof. That would keep the weight off the roof, get about the same effect of a green cool roof.

      One advantage to a green living roof is that run off is controlled better. Anything else including my idea would be the same quick run off.

    Why aren’t roofs painted in white to reduce AC consumption?
    Roofs and attics of most California residences get very hot during summers, up to 125F and more, contributing to AC bills

    Black color is known to absorb heat whereas white color reflects it.

    So why are roofs made with dark material like brown shingles or grey asphalt? can they be light colored or litterally white painted to reflect all heat?
    Wouldn’t that save maybe 10 percent of America’s electric consumption ie millions and millions of precious KWH?

    • ANSWER:
      Aesthetics, mainly. A white roof would look great, for a few months. Even if it blinded everyone. But very soon, it would start to look quite poorly. The best way to go is a stone roof, either slate or ceramic, if a light color is desired. But those are quite costly, thus the standard housing gets dark roofs. They hide defects, and don’t show stains.

    How would green roofs and green walls help houses and other buildings?
    Are they great for any type of building?When I meant green roofs and green walls, I meant filled with vegetation.
    Do not answer the question if you simply don’t know, please.

    • ANSWER:
      green roofs and walls help insulate the building better. which conserves energy. it keeps it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. it also converts CO2 into O2 because the plants absorb the carbon.
      people grow lawns, or plant shrubs, or have a garden.

    Why are most roofs in California the color orange?
    I’ve always wondered why most of the roofs of houses in California are orange. Does it have to do with something relating to the sunlight?

    What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe they are all Dutch people. Ever been to Holland, MI or over to the Netherlands. Orange seems to be the going color for roofs.

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