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If the metal roof panels are unsightly and leaking, the fully reinforced application is recommended. Of course, the crew applies a strong primer, in this case a red tinted version. And, of course, the crew will apply top coats of the owner's tint preference of an acrylic. But the core of a fully reinforced is the foundation step--mesh between two applications of a coating material.
For this type of repair on a low slope roof, two men work best (If the roof is extremely slanted, then position three crew members). A novice mistake: A newcomer sometimes omit the base coating step, thereby preventing the mesh from bonding to the roof.
Crew makes the repair look so easy
The steps look easy, but the phrase "Practice makes perfect" applies here. When each crew member knows his responsibilities in the execution, the work flows smoothly.
Know your immediate work area. Keep the bucket of material within easy reach. Coat the immediate work area. Stretch out the width of material. Allow fabric to float to the panel surface. Cut your end with easy-to-reach scissors. Smooth out the mesh with a roof brush. Snip with scissors then smooth with hands as needed. All these steps seem easy, but an inexperienced crew may leave a wrinkled, sloppy result.
After drying, the roof is ready for the top coats.
At this point, the foundation of the work is in place and one top coating of rusty red acrylic has been applied to the metal panels. The drainage area is awaiting the ponding resistant rusty red coating version in addition to the final top coating of reddish elastomeric.
If you are seeking an experienced company to offer an estimate to preserve your existing metal roof and transform it to a cool roof, one of us would be delighted to visit your residence, discuss the alternatives available and, if requested, submit a quote for restoring your tin roofs as a cool roof. For a residential tin roofing contractor, click here for a map of our geographical work area.
Beyond information about our contracting services, this site is designed for individuals interested in cool roofs and vintage metal roofing--photos, technical tidbits and history. These web pages are prepared by the same contractor that specializes in the restoration of these metal roofs. She enjoys dabbling in website construction, therefore photos and articles are simply presented. All pictures are from Roof Menders projects, the same contractor. If you have questions, just call 610-941-1051 for a chat.