Metal Roof Restoration

Are you tired of constantly patching up your worn-out roof, only to have it start leaking again after a few months? Or maybe you’ve been considering replacing your roof altogether, but the cost is just too daunting. Well, what if I told you there was a way to restore your metal roof to its former glory without breaking the bank? That’s right, it’s time to give your roof the ultimate makeover with our comprehensive guide to metal roof restoration.

Flute-Fill and Membrane Roof Over

Metal roofs can be found in two types: standing seam or exposed fastener, also known as R-Panel. Each one has its own profile. These panels fill in the valleys on the roof profile and provide a smooth membrane over the roof.



Hat Channel

Hat Channel is not a product; it’s an approach. Also, Hat Channels are steel beams in the shape of hats that can be screwed into purlins to support the metal roof. Here is an example of a hat channel:

Once the purlins have been installed, the hat channel can be covered with any type of metal roof. This includes standing seam and R-panel. The drip edges are placed over the rakes, and eaves to conceal the old roof under the new roof.



Retro-R Panel

This method is very similar to the Hat Channel method. It involves installing a metal roof over an existing roof. However, it requires that you attach an existing panel to another panel. The Retro-R panel must be exactly sized to the shape of the panel to which it is attached.



Silicone Coatings

Customers find coatings appealing because they appear to be an affordable, easy solution to an old roof. This is often not true. Although there are many companies that recommend coatings such as GAF, even these experts advise that coatings work best for metal roofs that have not yet begun to leak and are in good condition. Coatings are therefore more preventative than remedial by definition.




The product basically does what a roof-hugger can do: it provides a strong metal frame above an existing metal roofing to which a new metal roofing can be attached. Roof-hugger, also known as the drip edge and panels of a complete roofing system is what you would need to purchase separately.



There are many ways to restore your metal roof. It is important to consider the condition of your roof, the size of your budget, the time frame you need, and whether or not you have the funds available.

5 Benefits of Metal Roof Restoration

The process of restoring a metal roof is to remove rust, corrosion, and other contaminants. Low-pressure water jet sprays are used to remove rust and other corrosion particles. To protect the metal from further damage, a coat should be applied to it.

To restore metal roofing, you must first remove all loose material like rotted wood or flakes of iron. Next, remove all asphalt and tar from the metal. The third step involves de-greasing the metal and removing any coatings, such as paint. The last step is to apply a metal rust inhibitor, paint, or sealant.

Five benefits of metal roofing restoration on your buildings.

1. Reduced Costs

Metal roof restoration costs are significantly lower than new roofing. 

The cost of installing a metal roof depends on many factors. The total cost of a metal roof restoration depends on the size of the roof in square footage and the type of materials used. A metal roof installation costs between $5-10 per square foot, or $1,000-5,000 for a 1,000-square foot roof.

2. Increase Roof Lifespan

Roof restoration can prolong a roof’s life span by replacing or repairing damaged or worn-out roof components. You can choose to have a partial or complete roof restoration. This will repair only the damaged areas, but will not replace any roof components.

Sealant is the most important material to use for metal roofing restoration. Sealant stops water from entering the metal. There are many sealants available, but acrylic and asphalt are the most common. These sealants can prevent water from entering the metal for as long as 10 years. Acrylic sealants can be more costly than asphalt so roofing restoration has been done with asphalt sealants.

3. Faster Installation Process

Because metal roofing is less labor-intensive, metal roofing restoration can be completed in a shorter time than traditional removal and installation. To replace damaged metal, only a professional is required. Replacing damaged metal takes as little as an hour. However, it can take five days to remove and install metal roofing.

4. High Quality Durable Materials

A sealant is required for metal roofing restoration. This includes a stainless steel sheet or aluminum sheet. Sealant can be either silicone caulking, urethane caulking, or a combination of both. Sealant is used to seal seams on panels and protect the metal from corrosion.

Aluminum sheets are often welded to metal roofing panels to cover seams and create a smooth exterior for metal roofing restoration projects.

5. Flat Roofing Options

To create a new roofing system, you can install multiple materials over metal roofing materials. A single-ply roofing system such as EPDM, PVC, or TPO can be attached to metal roofing. A double-ply roofing system such as TPO can also be used to create a new roof.

All Star Roofing will always provide the best flat roofing solutions. Get in touch with us to find out more about what we can do.

Get Professional Results with Our Expert Roofers

When it comes to protecting your home, your roof is your first line of defense. At All Star Roofing, we understand the importance of a solid, reliable roof, and that’s why we offer top-quality roofing services to homeowners in the area. Whether you need a minor repair or a full roof replacement, our team of experienced professionals has the skills and expertise to get the job done right.

Don’t let a leaky, damaged, or outdated roof compromise the safety and comfort of your home. Contact All Star Roofing today to schedule a consultation with our experts. We’ll work closely with you to assess your needs, provide personalized recommendations, and deliver a solution that meets your budget and exceeds your expectations.

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