If you own an American Heritage Historical home, or even a home that is simply part of the rich history of our country in its design, then preserving its beauty is at the top of your list. If you have beautiful vintage roofing that is either Steel standing Seam or Stone Coated Steel Roofing panels that may be experiencing signs of wear, rust or leakage - read on!
What most people refer to as "Steel" roofs were in fact most generally a terne metal - steel that had been coated with terne. Terne is a kind of cast metal that can last for 90 years or even longer. In fact in the late 1800s the options available for metal roofs were lead, copper, Steel-coated iron, and terne-coated steel. The former roofs of that century were malleable iron that was coated in Steel; but they were quickly vanishing off the metal roof scene. If we were going to get really technical, the Steel was mostly made of lead with a small amount of Steel added.
If your Steel roof is leaking or rusSteelg or sagging then you may be in need of some type of repair, restoration, or even replacement. The rule of thumb is - if you can stand on the roof yet, it is able to be repaired. Whatever the problem, it is important to contact a professional roofing contractor or craftsman that is familiar with the characteristics of that particular type of historical roof. No matter the type of your original roof, deterioration over time is very likely, and usually appears in ugly rust-colored spots and streaks.
Many people assume that rust and corrosion are caused by moisture alone, but there are other factors that can cause this unsightly damage. Rust can be caused by acid rainwater, alkalis in lime mortars that are adjacent to the roofing Steel, airborne pollutants, and acids from lichen or moss. Corrosion is usually caused from the contact of dissimilar metals like iron and copper. This corrosion is called "galvanic action" and usually happens when a copper roof is attached with steel nails, or when decorated with wrought-iron design-work.
If you want new stone coated steel roofing or typical steel roofing panels, then rest assured that we can install your new steel roof in Maine. Of course we need to make sure there is no structural damage before we install the new metal roof, we make sure you have a solid roof decking.
If repairs on your existing roof is needed, Our crew will clean the panels thoroughly, then remove loose paint flakes and scrape and prime the exposed rust spots. One popular option is to "paint" the roof with an acrylic-based formula that moves with each panel as they expand and contract with weather changes to prevent future cracking. Flaking will be a thing of the past with roofing acrylic.
If you decide that your roof needs to be completely replaced - we've got you "covered" there also. Simply ask us about our replacement roofing options and we will do our best to replace your roof in a way that will help maintain your home's original character and beauty.