Roof replacement is expensive. Sometimes it is necessary, but you don’t want to fork over money for a new roof if there are alternatives.
In some circumstances, asphalt shingle rejuvenation is a great alternative. It can give you a like-new roof for a fraction of the price.
If your roof needs repair in places but in general is still in good shape, keep reading. The information below will go over the benefits of roof restoration and explain the processes involved. It will help you determine if it is the right choice for your home.
Asphalt Shingles 101
Asphalt shingles are by far the most popular roofing shingle. That is because they are both durable and economical. They have been around since at least the early 1900s, although their makeup has changed over time.
Today, asphalt roofing shingles comprise the base mat, which is made of either fiberglass or cellulose fibers. Then, there is a layer of asphalt and ceramic granules. The granules protect the shingle from ultraviolet sunlight.
How Asphalt Shingle Rejuvenation Works
An asphalt shingle roof takes a beating from the sun, rain, and wind. Although robust, they are not invincible. Over time, some shingles can become loose or fractured.
The main culprit of failing shingles is dryness. With wear, the asphalt loses its natural oils, which makes the shingles brittle.
Asphalt shingle rejuvenation works by restoring the oil to the shingle. This makes it more flexible, durable, and waterproof. It also helps it adhere to the roof better.
Benefits of Shingle Rejuvenation
The main benefit of roof restoration is cost. Treatments will be a fraction of the price of roof replacement. Also, the treatment process is quick and environmentally friendly.
There are other benefits to roof restoration as well. For one, it kills any algae or moss that accumulates on shingles.
There is some aesthetic value as well. Treatments will darken the shade of your shingles so that they look new. This can be a huge plus if you are planning on selling your home: turning an unsightly roof into one that looks like new, without replacement.
When to Choose Restoration
A good rule of thumb when determining if roof rejuvenation is an option is if your roof is less than 15 years old. There are exceptions though. Asphalt shingles can perform well for 30 years or more.
Each roof is unique. Where you live–climate, frequency of storms, and amount of direct sunlight–impacts the lifespan of your roof. The best thing to do when deciding to restore or replace a roof is to contact a reputable contractor.
Learn More About Roof Rejuvenation
Now that you have an idea of the benefits of asphalt shingle rejuvenation, you can decide if it’s right for you. A prominent contractor will be able to give you more information to help you weigh the pros and cons, and assess whether this route is a viable option.
Mallard Systems has been providing high-quality roofing to businesses and homes in Central Florida for more than 30 years. We provide a range of services, including roof repair, restoration, and replacement. Reach out to us today for a free consultation and quote.