On this project, the most important work was performed during the worse winter in many years.
Roof Menders’ winter metal roof restoration project in Chestnut Hill, PAThe fully reinforced step included primer and a special formula for use in cold weather with snow and ice pending. Indeed, the crew commented that the worse day was the cleaning process with extremely cold weather.
With the hot summer days, the final tinted water-based top coatings, plus some details, were completed.
The most difficult day of the entire project, according to the crew, was the period of time they washed down the roof. Combining cold temperatures and water proved to be extremely uncomfortable.
The primer application required that the pails remain indoors until the actual coating of the gutter and roof panels. cold weather causes solvent-based formulas to thicken.
Inside gutter work
The roof exhibited many entry points for water to enter the structure. This observation was confirmed during the priming period when the odor of the primer entered the home for a few hours before sinking to the basement area.
Lester and the crew observed most of the leaking entry points were located in the inside gutter area. As a general rule, inside gutters (or Yankee gutters, as they are known north of the Mason-Dixon Line) are a common suspect in locating leaks.
The foundation of the fully reinforced system is applied to the gutters as the photos below illustrate.
Foundation work applied to roof panels
The crew extended the application of the foundation work to the roofing panels.
Final coating step
About six months later,the top coatings of a water based coating could be easily applied.
The result is a long term reroof with a ten year warranty.