Posted by McElroy Metal ● Aug 6, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Industrial Roof Replacement

Metal roofing offers exceptional longevity and durability, making it a popular roofing solution for industrial roof replacement.

Recover versus Replace

industrial roof replacementFor many industrial roof replacement projects, building owners have the option of either removing and replacing their existing roofs or recovering the roof. For most industrial roof replacements recovering the existing metal roof with a new metal roof offers building owners a more affordable roofing solution with all the benefits of a new metal roof.

One of the reasons metal-over-metal roof recover is a more affordable option is that owners save on tear-off and removal expenses. When you recover the roof rather than removing it, you eliminate the need for removal labor costs as well as any removal costs associated with disposing of the existing roof.

Recovering the roof also creates minimal disruption to the operation of the business itself and generally takes less time overall than a complete remove and replace.

Other Industrial Roof Replacement Considerations

industrial roof replacement with metal over metal recoverEnergy efficiency is something to consider when replacing the roof of an industrial building. A roof replacement presents building owners with an opportunity to increase the building's energy efficiency, thereby lowering the energy costs of the building.

While aesthetics are typically not a primary concern for industrial roof replacement projects, the roof color can impact energy efficiency. While most roofs on industrial buildings can’t be seen from the ground, a roof color with a high solar reflectance index (SRI) value, like white, is more energy efficient than bare metal or a darker color. Opting for a high SRI paint color can add some nominal upfront costs, but over time, the energy savings from increased energy efficiency often make the added expense worthwhile.

Learn More

You can learn more about the industrial roofing options available to you and how a metal roof can help you reduce costs in our eBook Need a New Roof? How Building Owners Reduce Cost with a Metal Roof. Follow the link below to download your copy.

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About McElroy Metal

Since 1963, McElroy Metal has served the construction industry with quality products and excellent customer service. The family-owned components manufacturer is headquartered in Bossier City, La., and has 13 manufacturing facilities across the United States. Quality, service and performance have been the cornerstone of McElroy Metal’s business philosophy and have contributed to the success of the company through the years. As a preferred service provider, these values will continue to be at the forefront of McElroy Metal’s model along with a strong focus on the customer. More information can be found at http://www.mcelroymetal.com.

Topics: Metal Roofing

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