Roofer on the roof for a roof restoration project in St. Louis, MO

Roof Restoration or Roof Replacement

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Roof Restoration or Roof Replacement

Your roof works hard to keep your home healthy, happy, and water free, but sometimes it faces challenges that prevent it from working properly. While not every instance of roof damage is call for a replacement, it is important that you monitor the situation and determine which avenue of treating your damaged roof would be the best for you. If it is possible for your roof, repairs and restorations are often more cost effective and can add several years to your roof’s lifespan but taking a full assessment of your roof’s condition is the best way to determine where your roof stands on the restore/replace timeline.

A Stitch in Time

According to Benjamin Franklin, “a stitch in time saves nine.” This wise proverb doesn’t only apply to mending your clothes but is a great phrase to keep in mind when maintaining anything you own. Taking the time to assess the condition of your roof and making sure that it is still weatherproof will pay off as you can catch any damage early before it develops into something more severe. 

Unlike clothes, the signs of a damaged roof may not be nearly as obvious until they are more severe, but some routine things you can check include checking the underside of your roof for water stains, looking for damaged shingles or parts of your roof separated from the skylight or chimney, and sun damage. Taking these small issues and warning signs into account and getting them addressed can save you a lot of money in the future and delay a roof replacement for many years.

The Big Questions

So how can you tell if it’s time for a restoration or replacement? This big question will likely be answered upon your inspection of your roof. If you see major leaking, many shingles missing, significant sun damage, or visible cracks and separation, it may be time for a replacement, but if you’re still unsure, getting a consultation from your trusted roofing agency can help you understand your repair, restoration, or replacement options.

If your shingles appear to be sun damaged or dried out without major damage otherwise, there is a good chance that they can be restored! Shingle restoration is something that not every roofing agency offers, but some roofing agencies like Tesson Roofing & Exteriors, LLC offer treatments for your roof to make it look and function almost like new, even after years of exposure to the elements. Tesson Roofing’s shingle restoration solution is called Greener Shingles, a USDA certified and environmentally safe cleaning and moisturizing solution that can add years to your roof’s lifespan!

Final Thoughts

Taking the time to perform a quick inspection of your roof every now and then can have a major impact on the lifespan of your roof as it will allow you to notice small issues before they progress into larger ones. A well-maintained roof will rarely face the need for a replacement. However, all roofs reach their expiry date at some point, so being prepared to replace your roof around the end of the average lifespan of your roof will help you to avoid the financial shock of a sudden roof replacement. If you need a roof inspection, replacement estimate, repair, or you feel like your roof would be a good candidate for restoration with Greener Shingles, contact Tesson Roofing & Exteriors, LLC for a free consultation!