Metal Building Renovations

Metalguard has over 25 years of experience renovating metal buildings. Our project managers and team deliver custom engineered solutions in any work environment. We thrive on solving difficult problems and unmatched quality work.

This picture from a recent project shows the coordination of multiple different professional construction skills. This renovation included a new roof, liner panel, interior wall with overhead door and man door, retro insulation, and an industrial floor coating.

Complete Metal Building Renovation including Retro Insulation

Pre-engineered Metal Building Renovation

This pre-engineered metal building renovation included; repairing steel columns and I beams (cutting and welding), replacing roof purlins, replacing wall girts, Cee channel, base angle, rat guard installation, metal roof replacement, metal wall replacement, doors, trim, and insulation. The project came in at 1/3 the cost of new construction.

Pre-engineered Metal Building Before Renovation

After a metal building renovation. Metal wall panel and metal roof panel replacement.

Metal roof panel replacement

Metal building renovation before metal wall panel and galvanized roof replacement.

Metal building renovation

Metal building renovation after replacing wall and steel roof panels.

Renovation, completed. The building owner of this industrial renovation picked the factory paint colors for the new metal panels for the walls, and roof.  The color was also selected for the gutters and downspouts. The baked-on factory finish includes a 20 year manufacturer warranty.   Indianapolis, IN

Above, before the start of this renovation this steel building had seen better days.

Notice, at the completion of the renovation below, the brick columns have been removed, man doors and overhead doors installed, and the roof tier has been removed so the new metal roof is all on the same plane. We have many years of experience of replacing the metal roof and metal wall panels on metal buildings.

During the renovation process. The owner purchased this building to relocate his operations into it. To expedite the renovation we striped it to its structure and rebuilt it. At completion it was as if it was a new pre-engineered metal building.

Interior and exterior renovation

Below: The metal roof was repaired; skylights removed, rusted out panels replaced, and then the roof was sealed and coated.

After, a new metal roof, metal wall panels, and interior insulation.  The building now has a clean, updated look. Ready to be used for commercial, industrial, or warehouse activities.   The factory painted panels include a 20 year manufacturer warranty.  Each renovation is different, most renovations remain operational while work is being performed.

Metal Building Renovation

The interior was painted, electrical service was upgraded, the floor was coated. The insulation was renovated. New metal building white faced insulation was retro installed into the ceiling of this steel building, 8”. Building is located at the port of Houston, TX.

This metal building renovation with retro installed white faced insulation was completed February 2019. Location: Port of Houston.

Before, this building required constant

After the metal renovation.  The cinder blocks and the end of the walls were cut to provide a clean finish and a 20 year maintenance free roof.

Paint and renovation before. Houston, TX

Above, before the metal building renovation, there was a gap between these two metal buildings.  The buildings were connected and renovated.    During the metal building renovation there was not a disruption in business.

Paint and renovation After. Houston, TX

After, a metal building addition has been installed between the two previously unconnected buildings. Walls painted, metal roof waterproofed and coated. Houston,

Interior renovation, before pictures can be difficult due to lighting challenges.

After renovation, this is a result of a new metal roof and walls  with new insulation, the new insulation helps bounce the light.  The interior steel structure was also primed and painted.

Before this renovation this building had an outdated look.  The windows were removed, and insulation added.

In addition to the metal parapet wall, a new standing seam metal roof was installed over the old flat roof. Detroit, MI

Above, cleaning and preparing the roof, columns, and purlins for paint and new insulation.  Houston, TX

At the end of renovating the interior of the building on the left. Houston, TX

A very strong wind storm, just outside the “windy city” (East Chicago, IN), blew off the metal wall panels that had been installed on this facility.

Below, installing a new roof and walls on this building constructed with a steel pipe frame.

This renovation required repairs and adjustment to the frame to accommodate the new doors.  After the repairs the frame was painted white.

How the underside of your roof looks might surprise you (below – top of metal roof panel).

Above, after the metal wall panels had been removed.

The renovation of this metal building included new steel structure.   New wall girts and angle base, were welded onto the existing frame.

The top 10ft. of the 40ft wall was cleared.  Translucent panels were installed in this area.  For the rest of the wall new metal wall panels were installed.

There was no disruption in production during this renovation.

Some industrial metal buildings are large, others are larger.  This building is 2,400 feet long. Chicago, IL

Below: After the renovation this steel pipe frame building looked just like any other pre-engineered metal building.

Top of the roof – above – doesn’t look too bad. July, 2017. Houston, TX

The panel didn’t look too bad from the top, but the bottom is almost gone.

The bottom (facing the inside of the building) of the metal roof panel – same panel, below.

The panel section that rests on the purlin is the rusted out area. This area commonly traps moisture. Especially in Houston, TX

What is the condition of your roof?

Did you know that the great majority of the time the roof rusts-out from the bottom up?  The reason is the underside of the roof is out of the sun and is stays moist for long periods of time after a leak starts.  What might look ok from the top of the roof might be severely rusting on the bottom.

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Metal Building Before Renovation by Metalguard


Metal Building After Renovation by Metalguard