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Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Roof Restoration

If you think that your commercial roof is nearing the end of its life span or you have had to make frequent, minor repairs to your roof, a commercial roofer may suggest commercial roof restoration. Commercial roof restoration is a process that involves coating your existing roof, helping you to get more life out of a commercial roof that is reaching the end of its life or in need of frequent repairs. Commercial roof restoration is not a term many people are familiar with, so you may have many questions if a commercial roofer recommends this process to you. Here are a few of the questions you may have.  

What Exactly Is a Commercial Roof Restoration? 

Commercial roof restoration is a three-part process that involves commercial roofers cleaning your roof, making minor roof repairs, and then applying a roof coating. The majority of roof coatings are made from acrylic, asphalt, polyurethane, or silicone materials. A roof coating is a thin layer of one of these materials that is sprayed or applied directly on top of your existing roof. This adds a new layer to the exterior of your roof and helps to protect your roof from direct sunlight, extreme temperatures, and moisture. 

What Are the Benefits of a Commercial Roof Restoration? 

The number one benefit associated with a commercial roof restoration is that you can extend the life span of your existing commercial roof. A roof restoration can also minimize the frequency in which you may need roof repairs. Additionally, each type of roof coating offers its own unique benefits. For example, silicone helps reflect the sun's ultraviolet rays, keeping your building cooler. Polyurethane coatings are thick and help to protect your roof against hail. Commercial roofers can explain the benefits related to specific coatings to help you find the one that has the most benefits for you. 

Can Commercial Roof Restorations Be Performed on All Types of Commercial Roofs? 

Commercial roof restorations can be performed on many different types of commercial roofs, including asphalt roofs, metal roofs, modified bitumen roofs, and membrane roofs. However, if your commercial roof has major damage, such as water damage, a roof restoration cannot be performed. Roof restorations also cannot be completed a second time. A commercial roofer should always be consulted to determine if your roof can have roof restoration completed. 

If you are concerned because your commercial roof has needed many repairs recently, or you are looking to extend the life of a commercial roof that is aging, you should consider asking your preferred commercial roofing service about commercial roof restoration. They can inspect your roof and let you know if your roof can be restored, or if another technique, such as retrofitting, may be better for your roof.

Schedule an appointment with a commercial roofing service today.