When mounting essential rooftop equipment and mechanicals on a metal rooftop, follow these guidelines to ensure system integrity. Seam clamps allow even cumbersome ancillary items to be attached to metal roofs without penetrating the rooftop. Standing-seam metal roofing represents the state of the art when it comes to durable, sustainable, eco-friendly roofing alternatives, providing 3 or 4 decades of reliable service life. Unfortunately, this high-tech roofing option, and the maintenance freedom it offers, is often sabotaged when it comes to mounting essential rooftop equipment and ancillary mechanicals.
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Water penetration can cost homeowners big bucks when the seams of metal roofing sheets have not been sealed properly. Apply butyl tape and waterproof roof caulk to every seam to ensure long-lasting, water-repelling protection. The butyl tape is reinforced by the waterproof caulk, thus preventing moisture from entering under the metal sheets. Top this off with a quality topcoat sealer to reflect heat and decrease the temperature of the metal roof. This project could save you a substantial amount of money in energy costs.
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He is a consultant to The Metal Initiative , the educational arm of the metal roofing and wall industry in North America. Standing seam metal roofing can represent the state of the art when it comes to a durable, sustainable, eco-friendly approach, providing three or four decades of reliable service life. Unfortunately, this roofing option and the maintenance freedom it affords is often sabotaged when it comes to mounting essential rooftop equipment and ancillary mechanicals. Regardless of the roof type, the best way to prevent rooftop problems is to clear the roof of any unnecessary equipment.