When it comes to the roof of your building, it’s essential to make sure you’re protecting the roof so your building is in turn protected. At the end of your roof’s life, you will have to decide whether you want to repair your roof or replace it with a new roof altogether. At ShenCorp Inc., we know how difficult this decision can be. Since 1977, ShenCorp has specialized in commercial roofing and commercial protective roof coating services throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
Repairing your existing roof versus replacing your roof depends on several factors. A repair can save you time and money, but in most cases, choosing to replace your roof entirely is the best choice. If your current roof is only one layer and there aren’t any problems with the roof deck, you do not need to install a new roof. On the other hand, if your roof has two layers and you attempted to put a third layer on, this may become unsafe and more difficult than it’s worth. In this case, replacing the entire roof would be safer.
It’s also important to think about what your current roof is made of before you make a decision. If your roof is made of asphalt shingles, you may choose to repair it. If your roof is metal, this is much more difficult to repair, and it also costs much more.
You must also consider the pitch and story of your home. For example, a one-story home with a low pitch is much easier to repair than a two-story home with a steep pitch. If your roof is steep, it will cost you more in labor (and time) to repair your roof.
Also important to consider if the ventilation of your attic if you’re choosing to re-roof, as you should take special care in not cutting off any ventilation systems. Don’t cover up an attic fan or leave holes that could affect the heating and cooling of your home.
Many roofing experts believe that repairing an existing roof will not last as long as installing a new roof. The lifespan of a new roof is approximately 25% more than roofing singles. Because this decision is not an easy one, it may be best to rely on roofing professionals to help you decide whether to repair your current roof or install a new one.
At ShenCorp, we service areas such as Winchester, VA, Charlottesville, VA, Waynesboro, VA, Richmond, VA, and other parts of the mid-Atlantic region. In that time, we have become the leading choice for industrial and commercial roofing services like commercial protective roof coatings for customers throughout Virginia. Give us a call today!