Cox Roofing Systems, a roofing company based in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, has released a blog post that compares re-roofing and roof restoration to help property owners in making the appropriate decision on which roofing method to choose. This is important because having a quality roof for a home or building is a necessity in Brampton. This is because this city is exposed to a lot of rainfall all year round and its climate is classified as cold and temperate. Having a high-quality and durable roofing system will minimize the risks for leaks, high energy costs, mold problems, and even slip and fall injuries.
Wayne Cox, CEO at Cox Roofing Systems, says, “Most companies will gladly use built-up roofing (BUR) or single-ply roofing materials because their building has extensively benefited from it. However, in the event that there is a roofing problem, these roofing methods will require a complete roof teardown and replacement that takes much more time and resources. We’ve made a comparison of re-roofing and roof restoration so that you may be guided on what roofing system to choose and which method to choose for your roof.”
Re-roofing has various advantages. First of all, re-roofing requires common commercial roofing materials, such as BUR and single-ply roofing materials that include thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), rubber roofs, or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) roofs. Thus, property owners are always assured that their roofing projects can be done properly because reliable roofers are sure to have in-depth experience in installing such roofing materials. Roofing experts, such as Cox Roofing Systems, have developed tested and reliable installation procedures for such roofing materials that are assured to work properly. And, of course, these materials are easily accessible because practically every hardware supplier has them.
According to the Cox Roofing Systems blog post, there are also a number of issues with re-roofing that property owners need to consider. For instance, roofing materials such as BUR and single-ply, have some limitations. Single-ply roofs have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years while the lifespan of BUR roofs will depend on the built-up materials that the roofer had used. Re-roofing materials are also largely unregulated. Single-ply and BUR roofing materials have minor regulatory standards. Re-roofing materials also require a complete teardown and removal of the whole roof when a repair is needed. Furthermore, roofers will not be able to patch up major damages in single-ply and BUR roofing.
With regards to roof restoration, one important advantage is rapid installation. This is because professional tri-thermal roof installations, using the best industry equipment, allow the quickest possible roof restorations. Tri-thermal roofs become fully operational within 48 to 72 hours after installation. Roofing projects that need multiple-layer applications can be completed within two weeks. Another benefit of roof restoration is the fact that there is no need to remove the old roof material. This will save a lot of time and money. It is also easy to find reliable and certified roof restorers.
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