It’s typical to save money on roofing repair by restoring your roof instead of replacing it. Only certain roofs are able to be restored instead of replaced and it’ll cut your cost by nearly 50-75%. Roof replacement will cost anywhere from $20-$30/square foot depending on the type of roof you have. This is a very high price compared to the $5-$9 per square foot it would cost to have your roof restored. The savings are seen in the low amounts of material and labor that are required.
Unfortunately, only flat roofs and tile roofs can be restored to increase the longevity of your roof. If you have shingles it will be worth your time and money to have your roof replaced and not restored. It is best to have your shingle roofing checked for damage during a roof cleaning. Early signs of damage can be patched in order to prevent damage to your underlayment however this is not a long term fix. Also, the sooner you find loose shingles and loose seals around air vents the cheaper you will be able to fix the problems.
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While a shingle roof restoration won’t greatly impact the longevity of your roof, adding an additional layer of shingles can. This process is called shingle reroofing or shingle roof over and saves hundreds to thousands of dollars. The savings comes from reduced labor cost and roof removal cost. However under Arizona housing laws, there is a limit of two layers per roof. This is to reduce the amount of weight that your house is supporting.
Flat Roof Restoration
Restoration is a great way to get the maximum performance out of your roof in terms of life expectancy. When the first signs of damages start to show, flat roof restoration can buy you an addition 10-15 years of value out of your roof. This will allow you to save and plan for your next roofing job.
When is comes to roofing repair and the environment, restoration is a much more eco-friendly option. By recycling your current roofing material, you will play a much smaller role in the multi-million ton pile up of roofing materials each year. If you operate a business, recycling your roofing material can result in big tax breaks, which will greatly cut the cost of your roofing repair.
Foam Roof Restoration
A new layer of foam roofing will save you thousands on roof repair and give you an addition 10-15 year life span on your roof. Signs of damage include holes in the foam as well as discoloring of the original white layer. If there is discoloration such as a yellow/orange color on your foam roof, you may need a foam roof replacement. If you find holes in the foam you must replace your foam roof as soon as possible. With holes present, water is able to seep into the underlayment and into the structure of your house. Leading to long term and pricey damage.