What Can Be Done For a Leaking Metal Roof?

February 20, 2021

Lets face it—metal roofs don't last forever. If your commercial metal roof is 30-40 years old, chances are that fixing leaks is a regular part of your maintenance schedule.

Maybe you've experienced the "fun" of putting out the strategically placed buckets to catch the drips—then keeping an eye on them to make sure they get emptied on time.

This game of cat and mouse with roof leaks can stretch on for years while you wait to find the opportunity and funds to replace the roof.

Metal Roof Replacement

Unfortunately, replacing a metal roof is a large undertaking, usually involving weeks of down time for your business, and putting everything inside the building at risk. Not to mention the labor and material cost of replacing the entire roof. There's just no easy way to do it.

Metal Roof Coating

It's no surprise that when Conklin first came out with Rapid Roof, a heavy acrylic coating that effectively stopped roof leaks in their tracks,  it quickly became popular.

Now you could coat your roof and say goodbye to your leaks for a few years. Even better, this metal roof restoration could be performed with no disruption of operations inside the building. It was a game-changer, to say the least!

Since producing that first formula over 40 years ago, Conklin has continued to innovate and improve their elastomeric roof coating systems, staying at the cutting edge of the commercial roof coating industry.

Typical Older Metal Roof

Best Roof Coating

Over the years, Conklin developed the MR metal roof restoration system, arguably the best roof coating system available.

Much more than just a roof coating, the MR system combines fabric reinforcement with heavy duty fastener-grade acrylic caulk and a long lasting polyurethane-modified acrylic roof coating.

Benefits of the MR System:

  • Lower cost than replacement
  • No downtime—Can usually be done without disrupting normal operations
  • Renewable—can be re-coated in the future if needed
  • The highly reflective white top coat can reduce cooling costs

After Conklin MR Restoration

Lower Cost Than a Replacement

If you're thinking of replacing your metal roof, I would strongly advise you to consider a commercial roof restoration.

The average cost of a metal roof replacement can be $5 - $10 per square foot, while a metal roof restoration can usually be done for between $2.50 and $3.50 per square foot.

This does't even take into consideration the money you will save by keeping your business up and running while the job is being done!

Commercial Roofing Contractor

At Hertzler Commercial Roofing our commercial roofing contractors are manufacturer trained and certified to install the Conklin MR metal roof restoration system, which means that Conklin will stand behind the restoration with an 18 year, non-prorated, leak-free guarantee!

If this sounds like it might be a good fit for your roof, feel free to give us a call or use the form below to request a free roof evaluation and estimate. We would love to hear from you.

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