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How Long Does A Tin Roof Last?

Tin roofs, typically made of galvanized steel, are used to protect a variety of commercial buildings. If you’ve been researching tin roofs for your next commercial roof installation, you’ve probably already learned that tin roofs are not cheap, and you may be wondering if investing in a more expensive roof will pay off financially in the long run. So one important question to ask is, How long does a tin roof last?

A tin roof can last up to 50 years or more when properly installed.

That said, where you live can impact its resistance to corrosion, possibly shortening its lifespan. However, our metal roof restoration services can add years of life to your tin roof.

Let’s look at some of the reasons your tin roof (steel roof) might need to be restored before that 50-year lifespan.

What Affects the Lifespan of a Tin or Metal Roof?

The type of metal roof installation will impact its lifespan.

Standing seam metal roofs are compromised of interlocking seams that connect metal panels. No exposed fasteners are used to install this type of metal roof.

 On the contrary, screw-down metal roofs are affixed to a roof substrate using fasteners and washers that are exposed. Because those fasteners are exposed, your tin roof may have a higher potential for leaks. Wherever a roof is penetrated and rusting occurs, the roof’s hydrostatic properties are weakened.

This is especially true along the Delaware shore, where saltwater air and high winds can hasten corrosion.

How Can I Prolong the Life Of My Metal Roof?

Whether your metal roof is standing seam or screw-down, Mid-State Roofing can help prolong your roof’s ability to protect your industrial building. We can install a Conklin metal roof restoration system that offers leak protection, inhibits rust, and provides an energy-efficient finish that leaves your roof looking brand new and extends how long your tin roof can last.

We will repair and reseal any weak spots in your tin roof, conducting a comprehensive inspection to find, repair, and reseal them. We will also fill any gaps and voids near fasteners or other tin roof penetrations before we install the protective coating. We offer complete waterproofing systems for tin roofs, including:

  • Spray Foam
  • Membrane
  • Fabric-Reinforced

Why Choose Tin Roof Restoration over Repair?

Our commercial metal roof restoration services can save you thousands of dollars. We’ve helped many commercial property owners in Delaware add years of life to their roofs through trusted Conklin roof systems.

A tin roof restoration involves less labor than a roof replacement because there is no tear-off needed. Additionally, our coatings can lower the ambient heat inside your commercial building, which will require less energy on air conditioning. This can save you operating costs down the line.

Ready to learn more? Contact us to extend the life of your tin roof.

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