Your roof requires periodic maintenance. At some point, an inspection may reveal damages that require immediate attention. You either need to replace or to restore your roof. What is the difference between the two, or are they interchangeable terms?
What Is a Roof Replacement?
A residential roof replacement is pretty self-explanatory. This is the removal of all existing roofing material and the installation of new roofing panels, insulation, and underlayment. In other words, when you replace your roof, everything is new.
What Is a Roof Restoration?
Not as many homeowners are familiar with a roof restoration or what it entails. To restore your roof simply means that you replace worn parts.
Here’s a useful analogy: a roof replacement is akin to replacing an entire car engine. Restoration is comparable to just replacing the engine’s filter, timing belt, spark plug, etc. With a roof, this may entail replacing a few loose shingles, reinforcing the flashing, or refortifying insulation.
A roofer may also recommend a restoration if the shingles are worn but the underlayment is otherwise in sound condition.
Benefits of Restoration
It’s far less invasive to restore your roof that to replace it. The process is also far more affordable and less time-consuming. The restoration may also include an upgrade to more efficient parts, such as Energy Star and LEED-approved shingles. Furthermore, some commercial roof restorations may qualify your business for tax deductions. Making upgrades, such as adding skylights or soffit vents, may also constitute a restoration.
Does Your Roof Qualify for a Restoration?
Depending on the extent of damage, some roofs may require a replacement instead. Your roof may require a replacement if it shows significant signs of:
- Leaks and moisture
- Decay and rot
- Moss or lichen growth
We Replace and Restore Roofs
Contact Roofing & Construction for an examination of your roof. Our services cover both private and commercial property in and around Seattle. A survey determines whether it would be better to restore or to replace your roof.
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