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Roof Repair vs. Re-Roofing

Central Roofing Company® has the largest fleet in Minnesota with about 60 dedicated service technicians specially trained in customer service. We can provide a breadth of repairs and projects, including fixing loose metal, resurfacing terraces, waterproofing, fixing roof leaks, snow removal, storm damage restoration, and more.

Knowing whether to repair or replace your roof will make a huge difference in minimizing cost and labor, but there are many benefits to installing a new roof on your commercial structure. If regular repairs have not stopped leaks or damages from wreaking havoc on your commercial structure, it might be time to consider providing your building with a new or greatly restored roof, a process known as re-roofing.

Do I need a new roof?

To answer this question, a thorough inspection is needed to ascertain the roof damage. Dealing with damage early is crucial to relation planning a repair. If there is extensive damage, it might be more practical to install a new roof. Of course, the type of roofing material used plays a role as well.

Visual and non-visual cues

A damaged roof will show signs that are relatively easy to catch if you know where to look. Common indicators of damage include the following:

  • You have a sagging roof deck. Long-term neglect and leakage can cause a roof to sag. For safety reasons, this should never be ignored.
  • Trails, dark spots, and other forms of discoloration are clear signs of leakage. If caught early enough, the damage can be controlled.
  • Beams of light shining through parts of the roof will reveal the location of holes.
  • Mold, rot, and moisture can damage not only the roof, but parts of the sub-roof as well.

A roof’s eaves, gutters, and shingles can display signs of damage, particularly wear and tear from aging. Cracked, torn, or missing shingles can be a fairly accurate indicator of the general condition of the roof.

Compare re-roofing vs. repair

Factors such as cost, efficiency, and your needs all determine the best solution. Consider a re-roofing if these conditions are observed on the existing roof.

  • Extremely poor condition
  • Too many layers
  • Bad decking
  • Incompatible shingles

If you are interested in a commercial roof inspection, call the professionals Central Roofing right away.

Roof Repair vs. Re-Roofing was last modified: July 26th, 2016 by Central Roofing Company™