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Most commercial buildings have the same thing in common. Most have roofs that are starting to show signs of premature wear. The first and most obvious symptom would be a leaky roof. In the United States alone, there are billions of square feet of metal roofing, and a very good percentage of these metal roofs are leaking. In some cases the leaking becomes a constant battle that the property owner faces.
Why Does This Happen?
If you have been through this already, then you may be wondering why metal roofs keep leaking. It is not a design flaw. Most metal roofs leak because of temperature fluctuations. You may not know this, but on a sunny day the temperature of your average metal roof can easily be 100 degrees hotter than it is outside. When the sun sets, the roof starts to cool down. All of these temperature changes can cause the roof material to expand and contract. The expanding and contracting causes gaps in the roof, and it puts a huge strain on the seams and fasteners. This is the number one reason why commercial metal roofing starts to leak.
What Can You Do About It?
It may seem like the most obvious thing to do would be to replace the entire roof and just start over. This would fix the leaky roof problem for a little while, but the roof problems could quite possibly come back in a few years. A Conklin roof coating will allow you to fix a leaky roof, lower your energy costs and avoid replacing your roof. All of this can be done for a lot less than your traditional roof replacement.
Why spend more money replacing your roof? 40+ years ago this may have been your only option, but the times have changed. Conklin roofing products have been put to the test. There is currently over 2 billion square feet of roofing being protected by Conklin elastomeric roofing materials. These roofs are not leaking, and their cool white coating is saving property owners thousands of dollars in energy costs every year. Don’t battle a leaky metal roof any longer. Cover your roof with a Conklin cool roof and start saving money today.Ian Myers