One thing is for sure whether you own or rent your home, every roof requires a bit of TLC every now and then because of spring storms and summer heat which both age your roof considerably. One of the controversies in the roofing business is the sub-par practices of some non-reputable companies that tell you that you must have a replacement when you merely could do with a face-lift. What is the difference between a roof restoration and a replacement? If your roof is showing signs of aging or weathering, there are things to watch for that will tell you which one you need.
What Is A Roof Restoration?
Roof restoration is a quick pick-me-up. It is less costly than a replacement, but it also ensures your roof receives the right repairs that promote the safety and security of your property. In cases of mild storm damage, a roof restoration is ideal for damage like hail or light debris. If your roof is not near a twenty-year age limit, it is also a great way to enhance your roof’s shelf life.
- Small Leaks Or Flashing Wear-And-Tear
Leaks are common because the water looks for any open source to drain which sometimes happen to be your attic. If you see water spots or drips, it is most likely an issue with the roof’s flashing. Nine out of ten buildings experience leaks because of the flashings which are around areas like the piping or chimney. In most cases, a restoration of the flashing will take care of any holes, but an inspection will assure it long-term.
- Cracked, Curled, Or Lost Shingles
A clear sign you need restoration is if your shingles are cracked, curled up, or gone altogether. These signs will let you know that your shingles are close to a lifecycle end and need to be repaired. Missing shingles are clear signs of the need for intervention.
- Roofing Materials Like Limestone Granules In Your Gutter
Your gutters are critical for proper storm drainage, but it also holds signs of possible roof damage. As your shingles are comprised of fillings like asphalt and limestone, you will notice black granular build-up in your gutters. You will want to call us immediately to see if it is possible to perform a restoration. Be prepared as a repair will buy time, but you will eventually need a replacement since black sandy residue signifies shingle wearing.
What Is A Roof Replacement?
A roof replacement occurs when repairs are no longer possible to correct roofing problems. Look for signs like large areas of missing granule shingle fillers, severely curled shingle edges, and more than a few broken shingles. It is also important to look at issues like installation since even the wrong adhesive can cause shingles to curl prematurely. The last thing we want to tell a client is that they need a new roof because the last one was not properly installed by a competitor.
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