Dealing with a leaky roof, or roof that needs even minor repairs, can be very frustrating for a building owner. Repairs can be costly, and replacement even more difficult to deal with. Roof coatings can be a cost effective, long-term solution. In many cases, roof coatings can be a great solution to roof repair where leaks or other issues are involved.
At Vaupell Midwest Molding in Constantine Michigan, their challenge was to repair or replace their 80,000 square foot facility’s roof without interrupting production. Their roof had developed dozens of leaks over time, and replacing it appeared to be the necessary option at first. This would have meant stopping production for long periods of time as a new roof would need to be replaced in stages, and stopping production was not an option. Estimates for a replacement roof proved costly, and were expected to take a long time to fully replace, so they sought out other potential solutions to repair their roof.
Van Tuinen Painting provided a more economical approach by applying a Conklin Roof Coating. This unique coating corrected all of their leak issues, and allowed Vaupell to continue all of their normal production without interruption during a shorter three week application process. This solution proved to stop all roof leaks and provide some other added benefits as well.
With Conklin’s Energy Star Certified Benchmark Elastomeric Roof Coating, Vaupell also gained long-term energy savings over what their previous roof was providing alone. The facility now holds heat in better in the winter, and reflects heat in the summer, providing overall lower energy costs year round.
Being an environmentally friendly company, another added benefit included reduction of landfill waste by not having to dispose of the old roof, or any added waste from installation materials for a new roof.
With all of the benefits of lower cost, faster installation, leak repair, reduction of landfill waste, and greater energy savings, roof coatings should be a go-to solution for any building with a metal roof before looking at a replacement roof.