RETROFIT ROOF

RETROFIT ROOF

Retrofit re-covering of an existing roof not only restores the roof’s performance, but is used to change and alter the roof’s slope and other, more visual, characteristics. Metal roofs have been documented to perform well and have a long service life. However, when an existing metal roof does reach the end of its service life, or is experiencing problems, it can either be repaired, reroofed, or retrofitted. Retrofitting (aka recovering) has many advantages over reroofing, including:

  • Original roof provides temporary building interior protection during new roof installation
  • Allows for building operations to continue
  • Reduces landfill waste
  • Reuses existing insulation and allows adding more insulation over the existing roof
  • Provides a safer work surface than exposed existing secondary structural members
  •  Reduced cost