Roof restoration or replacement
As your roof ages and begins to show signs of wear, it may be time to have your roof replaced. Instead of a roof replacement some are choosing to get a roof restoration. For a restoration to be effective, the roof must be in relatively good condition, in need of few or minor repairs. With a roof restoration, none of the roofing material is removed. Instead, repairs are made and a protective roof coating is applied. Below is a list of why you might choose a roof restoration over a replacement:
Roof restoration v. replacement
- Lower cost: Roof restoration costs much less than a replacement.
- Extends roof’s life: If your roof is in good repair, the restoration can add 15 or more years to the roof’s life expectancy.
- Sustainable: There is no waste material because the roof is not removed.
- Less intrusive: The restoration is less time consuming that a replacement and less likely to disrupt business operations.
- Seamless: The roof coatings are seamless, which helps protect the roof from problems like leaks.
How long does a roof restoration take?
Now that you’ve contracted a roof restoration service, you’ll want to know how long the roof restoration will take. Usually, the restoration will take no more than 2 to 3 days, depending on the size of the roof and the weather. At Hellenic Roofing & Construction, we ensure minimal disruption to business operations.
How long does a roof restoration last?
A full roof restoration, when properly applied by a roof restoration service, should last anywhere between 15 to 20 years, and the roof coating can be reapplied after that time frame has passed. The coating’s lifespan will depend on sun exposure and other problems like mold or mildew growth.
How long do roof coatings last?
As noted, roof coatings should last anywhere between 15 to 20 years but may be affected by sun exposure or mold and mildew growth. Some coatings like silicone will prevent problems like mold and mildew growth.
Should I paint my roof?
It is possible to paint your roof though certain precautions need to be taken, especially with material like asphalt shingles. When you paint shingles, they tend to wear out faster than if they were left unpainted and they will need to be repainted about avery 5 to 7 years. Paint also fades quickly and puts your roof at risk for moisture problems, especially mold, algae, and mildew growth.
What is involved in a roof restoration?
When you get your roof restored by a roof restoration service like Hellenic Roofing & Construction, the roofers will go through a detailed process. The first step is to inspect the roof to check for any damage or other problems that may need to be repaired or taken care of before the roof coating is applied. Following that, the roof is thoroughly cleaned and any repairs are made. The roof is then sealed to prepare for the coating application. The final step is for the roof coating to be applied.
Because many commercial buildings have their air conditioners on their roofs, before you get a roof restoration, you may want to get AC maintenance to make sure your AC is working properly.
Roof restoration is it worth it
If your roof is in good condition and has been well maintained, a roof restoration performed by a professional roof restoration service can prove to be worthwhile. Getting your roof replaced can be an expensive and disruptive process. On the other hand, a roof restoration is low cost, takes very little time and causes little disruption. At the same time, your old roof gets its life extended for anywhere between about 10 to 20 years. Once that time frame has passed, the roof coating can be reapplied to extend your roof’s life another few years. As long as the roof is in good shape, you can benefit from a roof restoration.
Additionally, in warmer climates especially, the roof coatings help cool your roof. The coatings are highly reflective and decrease the amount of heat transferred to your building. This will improve your overall energy efficiency.
If you are looking for quality roof restoration in Spring, TX, we are the roof restoration service to call. We can be reached at 832-704-2817 to schedule services.
Roof restoration and guttering
A roof restoration should not affect your gutters. In fact, a roof restoration may help with drainage just as gutters do. If gutters are not already installed on your roof, it is recommended to get them installed. Gutters are essential for draining water away from your roof and building, and will protect your building from soil erosion and foundation damage.
When your roof is aging, instead of a roof replacement, you may consider a low-cost roof restoration instead. If you are interested in roof restoration and need a reliable roof restoration service in Spring, TX, then give our team a call at 832-704-2817.