Commercial Roofing Recover & Replacement Services
There’s no way around it: sometimes a roof just needs to be replaced. Too much time has gone by and there’s too much damage or too much deterioration to the roof and there remains no reasonable way to restore what’s there.
Since a roof replacement is often the most costly of roofing repair options, you should understand what your options are so you don’t waste money on a product or installation method that will ultimately fail.
But what do we mean when we say “roof replacement?” To fully understand what replacement means, it’s probably best to compare and contrast the terminology as it relates to the various ways a roofing need can be addressed.
Three Basic Roofing Scenarios
A roof replacement generally describes the process of removing one or more existing roofing systems before installing a new roofing system in its place.
A roof recover typically describes the process of leaving an existing roofing system in place and installing a new roofing system on top of it. Sometimes “recover” is interchanged with “overlay.”
Roof restoration describes the process of restoring a roof to like-new condition by enhancing its appearance, “watertightness” and performance against the elements, and is usually accomplished by installing a fluid-applied membrane of elastomeric coating.
Rather than serving as a fourth
roofing scenario, “re-roof” is a catchall term that typically refers to:
- Roof replacement
A re-roofing project could be a replacement scenario where some form of tear-off is required, or it could be a recovery scenario where the exiting roofing system remains in place and a new roofing system is installed on top of it.
Work With a Contractor You Can Trust
When the time comes that your roof needs to be replaced, let RTN Roofing Systems help. With all of the options and possible scenarios that might be unique to your roof, it’s critical to work with a contractor that understands the importance of concepts like roof substrates, structural integrity and code compliance, as well as various installation types and methods.
Contact RTN Roofing Systems for Your Roof Replacement or Recovery
When your commercial roof reaches the point of no return, don’t worry; RTN Roofing Systems can get it looking new again. For your no-obligation consultation, call (970) 593-1100 or complete our online request form.