Is your commercial roof suffering from leaks or missing shingles? You might think you need to replace your roof, but your contractor may recommend other options. In fact, when it comes to commercial roof damage, you have three options: roof repair, roof restoration, and roof replacement, also known as the three Rs of commercial roofing. Oberg Roofing & Remodeling discusses the differences of each below.
If your roof has sustained damage, the first option you should consider is roof repair. It is usually the best and cheapest solution, especially if the damage is only minor. In general, repairing your roofing system is targeted to a single area such as loose flashings or iron sheets. Additionally, roof repair is also a great way to prevent further damage and maintain the structural integrity of your commercial property.
Meanwhile, roof restoration not only addresses minor issues but also provides additional protection by resurfacing your roof to extend its lifespan. This process is typically done if the roof is showing some age but is not damaged enough to require a complete roof replacement.
To determine whether your roof needs restoration, your roofing contractor will use state-of-the-art roofing technology. This will provide a clear picture of the condition of your roof. If your contractor finds your roof does not have wet insulation, they may prefer a roof restoration to save you time and money.
In some instances, roof repair and roof restoration will not be enough to save your roof. As such, your roofer will recommend roof replacement instead. It’s also important to note that a roof nearing the end of its lifespan may be a likely candidate for a roof replacement, especially if it has moss growth or severe moisture damage in the deck or insulation beneath the roof. With a roof replacement, your roofing contractor will remove your old roofing system and replace it with a new one.
To ensure your commercial roof receives the best possible treatment, be sure to get in touch with a roofing professional. As one of the leading roofing companies in the state, Oberg Roofing & Remodeling is more than glad to assist you with your roofing needs. Call us today at (320) 204-2264 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We proudly serve homeowners in Sauk Rapids, MN.