Building owners in New Zealand decide to replace their roofs for a variety of reasons. Some do it to add value to their home, while others believe it could put an end to all their recurring roof problems. Since roof replacement is too costly, however, most people only make this decision when their roof finally reaches the end of its lifespan. But how do you know if your roof is already due for replacement? Well, there are a few obvious signs most residential and commercial roofing contractors would tell you to keep an eye out for.
When your roof is turning 25 soon.
Most roofs only last up to two decades. You can stretch it out to 25 years but you’ll have to deal with occasional leaks and efficiency issues. So when you check your building’s blueprint and find that your building will be celebrating its 25th birthday in a few months, chances are your roof has already undergone massive deterioration that calls for immediate replacement. An expert roofing inspection and possibly reroofing service must be in order soon.
When you are upgrading your building’s architecture.
Home improvement often involves replacing the entire façade of your building. Sometimes, though, the finished product doesn’t match the appearance and design of the roofing system. This is why many major renovation projects incorporate roof replacement work.
When either the materials used or the roofing job was poor.
There’s no doubt that an improperly installed roofing system will not last long. Instead of spending a fortune on regular repair and maintenance, it’s wiser to just have your roof redone by The Roof Company.
When you want something more durable.
There are a plethora of different types of roofing materials available. Some of the more expensive ones are definitely much tougher than the less costly ones. If you want to add at least a couple more decades to the functional life of your roof, better replace it with a more durable alternative, one that can withstand extreme weather conditions and has a natural resistance against the elements.
Reroofing vs. Roof Replacement
The term “reroofing” has been passed around and used in the roofing industry for a long time, but not very many people fully understand what it means. Often it’s confused or interchangeably used with the term “roof replacement”, which, as it turns out, is a different thing entirely. When deciding to replace your roof, you need to know the difference between re-roofing and roof replacement.
In most dictionaries, both terms refer to the tearing apart of an existing roof and the installation of a new one. In a roofing glossary, however, re roofing means replacing an existing roof by laying over it new materials, while roof replacement includes dismantling and replacement of the decking.
Your choice of installation process depends of a number of factors, including the age of your roof, the kind of material it is made of, and how many layers of materials it has. Our roofing experts can help determine your best option in case you are having trouble deciding between full replacement and re roofing services.
If you want your reroof to be as durable and aesthetically appealing as possible, make sure to get your reroofing services from the leading provider. The Roof Company is fully capable of executing reroof services in the most efficient way possible, saving your huge sums of money as well as increasing the value of your home exponentially. Get in touch with us today by emailing us through the online form found in our Contact page or by calling us directly.