Looking for huge savings and a durable solution to your roofing Concerns? MK Roofing & Construction has the answer.
Imagine that the roof on your commercial building is leaking and having issues. As a business owner, would you instead think of a roof replacement as the ultimate solution to the situation? Or would you want to have someone diagnose it first and then provide recommendations to resolve the issue? Yes, replacing the old one with a brand new roof sounds like a good choice, but that isn’t true in all situations. There are cases when roofs can be revived and be in better condition than it was before.
So what is roof restoration? Let me introduce you to the process.
Technically, a roof restoration is a beautification process, a “makeover.” The old roof is still there, but we identify the problematic area and then remove and replace it with a better product or material. To sum it up, the ultimate goal is to fix existing issues, reduce damage and extend the lifespan of your roof. When done by a competent and efficient contractor, the result can be phenomenal. Your roof attains a cleaner look as if it wasn’t having issues before.
When there is water leakage, that means that the waterproofing features of the roof have been compromised. The most common places leaks can be attributed to are roof penetrations or a roof flashing defect. Penetrations are those tiny openings in the roof that accommodate the HVAC, water pipes, vents, etc. Flashing is the defense mechanism or system is placed around penetrations to keep the roof stable and sealed off from moisture. It’s either made of metal or rubber membrane. Since roof penetrations are the most susceptible way that water can find its way in, it’s important that they are correctly sealed and maintained.
Most of the time, roof replacement has been performed on a roof with “remaining useful life” that may have qualified for a roof restoration. Intervention at the onset of the problem can provide huge savings compared to a complete tear-off and replacement.
Furthermore, a roof restoration is more ecologically friendly since we are repurposing parts of the roof. It does not involve tearing off the entire existing roof material and starting all over, making it less disruptive to business operations.
Let’s keep in mind that restoration is not a one size fits all solution. It works for certain circumstances like, water damage or high wind damage –roof restoration is a better approach for those situations. Restoration is meant to restore the health of the roof to the way it was before any damage occurred. Replacement is needed when there’s extensive damage and roof restoration won’t solve the current roof problems.
Theoretically, when a roof has already reached its prime, 20-30 years (depending on the material), then it’s clear that it’s time for a replacement. Roofing can show curling, cracks, mold, fading, and mildew over time. All of these are a clear indication that the roof needs to be replaced.
When replacement is the most viable solution to the roof, there are many aspects to consider: weather, building type, roof system, and roof types. The best person that can help you with these various factors is a reliable roofing contractor.
Here at MK Roofing & Construction, we will provide you with a report of the roof’s condition to determine which cost-efficient solution is right for you. You can contact us today at (440) 271-8424.