How A Roofing Contractor Replaces A Stone-Coated Metal Roof

When you have the dream roof, you might be sad when you eventually need to replace it. Stone-coated metal roofs are durable, attractive, and energy-efficient. They can last for decades and withstand harsh weather conditions. However, like any roofing material, they may need to be replaced eventually due to damage, wear and tear, or aesthetic preferences. Therefore, you must have a roofing contractor replace your stone-coated metal roof. 

Why Stone-Coated Roofs?

You may have a stone-coated metal roof installed because of its durability and long lifespan. Unlike traditional asphalt shingle roofs, stone-coated metal roofs resist damage from high winds, hail, and other extreme weather conditions.

They also require very little maintenance. In addition to their practical benefits, stone-coated metal roofs are aesthetically pleasing, offering a unique and stylish look that can increase a home's curb appeal and value. However, while this is a beautiful type of roof, you might need to replace it after several decades have passed.

What Does the Roof Replacement Process Involve?

The old roof is removed by detaching the metal panels from the roof deck, cutting them into manageable pieces, and disposing of them properly. Depending on the size and condition of the roof, this can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. The roofer will inspect the roof deck for any signs of rot, mold, or structural damage and repair them as needed.

How Is the New Roof Installed?

The next step is to install the underlayment. This is a layer of synthetic or organic material that provides a barrier between the roof deck and the metal panels. It helps prevent moisture, heat, and noise from penetrating the roof and affecting the home's interior. The underlayment is typically nailed or stapled to the roof deck, overlapping at the edges and seams.

Then, the roofing contractor will install the metal panels. These are pre-cut and pre-drilled to fit the dimensions and shape of the roof. The contractor will start from the bottom edge of the roof and work their way up, securing each panel with screws or nails. The panels will overlap each other slightly to create a watertight seal. The contractor will also install flashing, vents, and other accessories as needed.

How Is the Stone Coating Added?

The final step is to apply the stone coating. This layer of crushed stone or ceramic granules bonded to the metal panels with acrylic resin. It enhances its durability and resistance to fire, hail, and UV rays. The contractor will spray or roll the coating over the entire roof, covering all the edges and corners.

Replacing a stone-coated metal roof is a complex and labor-intensive project requiring skill and experience. It is not recommended for DIY enthusiasts or amateurs. Also, while replacing your roof, you can enjoy your day and return home when the roofers are finished.

Contact a local roof replacement service to learn more.