As much as you’ve probably heard it before, it’s still important to remember that not all damaged commercial roofing systems need a roof replacement. In fact, studies show as many as 85 percent of roofs are replaced unnecessarily due to poor information, since having a leaky roof that constantly gets repaired would make anyone opt for a complete roof replacement to save money in the long run. However, this may not always be the best solution.
If you’re wondering whether you need repair, restore, or replace your roof, Sully Jones Roofing explains their differences below and when each should be done:
Commercial Roofing Repairs
If the damage to your roof is only minor, a total roof replacement might be too costly. After all, any type of damage confined to a small area can usually be repaired. When damage is limited to small areas, roofing specialists can usually fix it. A leak over your kitchen or bathroom, for instance, could easily be the result of isolated damage. However, this is usually just a minor problem that can be easily repaired by your trusted contractor. If your roof has also been maintained regularly, then there’s no need to think about a whole replacement.
In the commercial roofing industry, there’s state-of-the-art technology that utilizes a visual analysis, infrared scan, and core sample for testing and analysis to detect a roof’s remaining useful life down to the exact years and months. This helps give a clear picture of the current condition of the roof while also saving time and disruption over a normal replacement.
Some problems are also often better off with a professional roof restoration, as it can bring the commercial roof back to watertight condition under warranty while also extending its life span. It’s also more sustainable instead of having the teared-off roofing material ending up in a landfill sooner than expected.
There will be some circumstances when a roof will be too damaged for just repair or restoration work. For instance, a tree that has fallen straight down on your home will likely damage it too much for it to be simply addressed with repairs. Your current roofing system may not also be compliant with your area’s building codes, so a replacement is needed if you don’t want to encounter problems later on when you’re planning on selling your home. And if you already happen to find several leaks and not just in one or two isolated areas, you may need to consider a roof replacement.
When you’re looking for an excellent commercial and residential roof replacement specialist, you can count on Sully Jones Roofing to get the job done professionally. Call us today at (619) 444-0150 or fill out our convenient contact form. We serve La Mesa and surrounding CA areas.