Roof Replacement Vs. Repair: Roof Age and Damage Issues

Like with many other areas of your home or property that are wearing down or dealing with other forms of damage, the question of whether to repair or replace a roof on your property is a common one. It’s especially important for commercial building and business owners, as the costs of roofing upgrades can be significant for larger buildings. 

At Roofing Pioneers, we’re happy to offer a variety of commercial roofing services to clients throughout Oviedo and other parts of Florida, including both roof replacement and roof repairs. If you’re new to this realm, though, how can you tell which of these options is most cost-effective for you? This two-part blog series will go over several concepts to consider.

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Age of Roof

One of the first themes to consider when choosing between repair and replacement for your commercial roof is the age of your roof. If you’ve recently bought or taken over a building that has an existing roof, it’s typically more cost-effective to repair the roof than to replace it.

However, there are many cases where roofs are simply too old to repair, making replacement your best option. Especially if you know that the material in the roof is at or nearing its typical lifespan (our roofing pros will be happy to inform you of typical roofing material lifespans), replacement is often the most efficient way to protect your property.

Types of Roof Damage

Another factor that can influence your decision is the type of damage being dealt with on the roof. Take a look at any storm or wind damage, for example: If there are shingles missing from the roof or other obvious signs of leaks and water damage, it’s likely that the roof is beyond repair. Replacing the whole roof is much more efficient in this case.

Repairing, rather than replacing, a broken seam between two pieces of your commercial roofing material can save you money if it’s not causing any further damage to the roof or to other parts of your building. This is also true of small holes in the material.

This is one major area that highlights the importance of working with quality roofing professionals. When you utilize our team of roofing experts, we can provide you with a free, no-obligations quote on the cost of any number of commercial roofing services. We’ll evaluate your entire setup and provide you with a good idea of what type of damage your roof has and how it can be fixed.

In addition to repairing or replacing smaller sections of the roofing material, we also offer a variety of structural upgrades that can improve your commercial roof’s durability. We carry a number of materials for both cleaning and re-roofing, including shingles that can help your roof resist damage from harsh weather. Our services are designed to work hand-in-hand with our structural repairs.

For more on choosing between roof repair and roof replacement, or to learn about any of our roofing services, speak to the staff at Roofing Pioneers today.

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