Extend the Life Of Your Roof: Why You Should Choose Roof Restoration Over Replacement

April 23, 2019 by Freddie Charles Tags :

When’s the last time you thought about the health of your roof?

The expected lifespan of a wood shake roof is 20-30 years with proper maintenance. Unfortunately, the elements constantly threaten to cut that life short.

If your roof is looking a little worn, you may be wondering if you need to replace it. If your roof is still structurally sound, roof restoration could be a better option.

Full roof replacement is expensive; why go through it if you don’t have to? Roof restoration can extend the life of your current roof anywhere from 5-12 years!

What is Roof Restoration?

A roof replacement involves completely removing all the old roof material to replace it with new materials, which can be very costly. Roof restoration is a less invasive process that can extend the life of your current roof by giving it a little “TLC.”

Roof restoration involves resurfacing your existing roofing materials without removing them. While not every roof will be a good candidate, the decision to restore rather than replace could be very beneficial.

To determine whether your roof is a good candidate, a professional will perform a thorough inspection. They will identify any problem areas of your roof and get a general sense of its overall health. If they determine the roof is able to be restored, they will fix the problem areas first.

After inspection and repair, they will apply the restoration treatments to the surface of your roof. For a little more on our process when performing a roof restoration, check out our roof restoration service.

Benefits of Roof Restoration

Roof restoration is significantly cheaper than a full replacement. It is especially cheaper in cases where your existing roof is several layers thick. You won’t just pay for the new materials, but the time and manpower to remove the old roof. The average costs for roof restoration are 50% less than the average replacement costs.

It can also save you money on taxes. Roof restoration is classified as maintenance. Roof replacement is a “capital expense.” This means you will pay less through taking the deduction for the maintenance costs instead of capitalizing the expense and recovering the cost through depreciation. 

Restoration is also a very environmentally sustainable option. You are revitalizing your existing materials rather than using new ones. You are extending the life of the roof you already have and not creating any extra waste.

By restoring, you will also be reinforcing your roof’s ability to withstand the elements. Your roof will better stand up to UV sun damage, moss and mildew growth, and weather.

Refresh That Roof

Roof restoration is a great alternative to full roof replacement that can help save you a lot of time and money. Have a professional take a look at your roof to see if roof replacement is right for you! We offer a FREE no-obligation evaluation and estimate, so contact us today and let’s get that roof refreshed!