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Roof Restoration vs. Replacement

If your roof is looking worn, suffering from damages such as missing shingles, or nearing the tail end of its expected lifespan, it’s time for you to consider commercial roof repair in Tampa. Aderhold Roofing is a licensed, vendor-certified roofing contractor that specializes in a number of services from roof replacement and new construction to roof restoration and roof recover. In this brief article, we cover the differences between roof restoration and roof replacement, and how you can decide which option is best for you. 

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Roof Restoration

Roof restoration is an attractive option for multifamily and commercial projects in which there may not be the budget for a complete roof replacement. There are many benefits to roof restoration over roof replacement, such as lower cost and more sustainability. Not only does roof restoration prevent roofing waste from ending up in landfills, it can also make the property more energy efficient through the use of roof coatings. Restoration coatings are highly reflective, allowing for a drastic decrease in the temperature of the underlying roof substrate and, thus, a reduction in HVAC loads. 

However, roof restoration is not fit for every roof. In order to determine if your roof is a good candidate for restoration, a thorough inspection must be conducted of the overall condition of the roof. There should be no moisture, decay, missing or cracked shingles, or damaged flashing. In order for the restoration to take place, there must be no moisture in the deck or insulation. A simple visual inspection will reveal the first signs of moisture, such as pools of standing water or wet insulation.

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Roof Replacement

Roof replacement, on the other hand, is a necessity for roofs that are not candidates for restoration. It’s important to plan your roof replacement in advance rather than waiting until your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan. If you wait too long to obtain commercial roofing in Tampa, it could leave you with costly damages. The process of roof replacement involves either stripping all of the shingles before replacing the underlayment and shingles or layering a new set of shingles on top of the first.

Although a full replacement costs more and takes longer than roof restoration, it is the best option for roofs with extreme or irreversible damage. Additionally, a new roof will ensure the protection of the property for much longer than restoration as well as add value to the property. 

At Aderhold Roofing, a licensed roofing contractor dedicated to commercial roofing in Tampa, we understand that each building is different and your roofing solution must be catered to its unique characteristics and your budget.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional counsel.