When it comes to replacing your commercial roof, you’ve likely heard your roofing contractor talk about the three R’s of commercial roofing. In order, these three Rs are roof repairs, roof restoration and roof replacement. The order of these three Rs are surprisingly important as they can prevent any unnecessary replacements due to poor information.
In this post, Pawcatuck Roofing Co. discusses the differences between the three R’s of commercial roofing.
Of the three, roof repairs should be the first one to consider, especially if the problem in your commercial roof isn’t that major. Roofing repair is usually targeted to a single area such as loose flashings or iron sheets. Overall, roof repairs are only done when the damage is minor but needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
On the other hand, roof restoration is when the roofing material is left in place while work is being conducted on your roof. In order to determine if your roof needs restoration, visual analysis, infrared scans and core samples will be taken to detect its current condition. Minor issues will also be addressed during this process but it also come with the added step of resurfacing your roof in order to extend its lifespan. Typically, roof restorations are only done when your roof is showing some age but not damaged enough to require a total replacement, allowing you to save time and money from a currently unnecessary roof replacement.
Roof replacement involves the complete removal of your old roofing system to replace it with a new one. Roofs that do not meet the requirements for restoration often undergo replacements, which includes stripping the underlayment and other components first before installing the new roof. Roof replacement is often needed if the roof has multiple leaks, moss growth or moisture damage in the deck or insulation beneath the roof.
To get started on your commercial roof replacement, simply turn to Pawcatuck Roofing Co. We are your leading provider of residential and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (401) 262-0665 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Westerly, RI, and other nearby areas.