This was an interesting project for our Coverclad industrial roofing experts in Dudley. The client had specified for the existing metal roof sheets over four slopes (plus associated parapet walls) to be cleaned, prepared and painted with Giromax Architectural Coating, as part of a retail unit refurbishment. Gutter re-lining works were also to be carried out. We quoted without roof access being permitted during the tendering stage and were awarded the contract.
Upon arrival to begin works the reality was quite different. During the initial roof cleaning stage the old plastisol from the metal sheets started to delaminate extensively back to the bare metal, so we consulted a Giromax representative to inspect the roof. It was discovered that the original roofing sheets colour was an offset white rather than goosewing grey (installed decades ago) and may have formed part of a faulty batch of roof sheets whereby the plastisol had not properly adhered to the metal substrate of the roof sheets (solar degradation would then have a multiply affect leading to accelerated delamination). Without roof access being permitted during the tendering stage, detecting these unforeseen problems was impossible.
Costs would have escalated for the additional labour time and chemicals needed to prepare the roof to the standard required for Giromax, which requires thorough preparation. So as industrial roofing experts we offered an alternative method of refurbishment to keep within budget, an industrial roofing overclad, which the client opted for.
Photos and further information on the roofing overclad and associated gutter refurbishment works is below. If you require industrial roofing experts, Giromax specialists or Plygene installers in Dudley or the West Midlands then please call 07976 726770. Alternatively you can send us a message.