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Should I replace or paint my steel roofing?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Current roof is old steel. New spray foam is interior insulation under the steel. Snow build-up has been a problem; expect that ice-dams will be less of a problem w/ new insulation. Question: paint or replace steel roofing; cost is an important factor.



I would suggest you explore getting your old roof coated with a cool roof (high SRI or solar reflectance index) coating.

  • Most good roofers these days are familiar with this, but you may have to call on someone from a nearby city.
  • However, if your roof is in good enough shape to be coated, it's a very affordable solution.

Look up elastomeric (you should look up several companies' websites). For Kynar, try this link:

For more information

Read Susan Wisniewski's Q&A "What's the difference between a green roof and a white roof?"




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