When it comes to roofing solutions, property owners who are dealing with old structures typically take the traditional route of replacing their roofs. However, a paradigm change known as “roof rejuvenation” is bringing in a new era of roofing innovation. The days of only choosing replacement are long gone; today, rejuvenation becomes a strong substitute. This method, which embraces the saying”out with the old and in with the new,” gives existing roofs new life and revitalization. Property owners can minimize their impact on the environment, increase durability, save money, and prolong the lifespan of their roofs through roof rejuvenation.

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Isn’t it better to have a new roof?

This is a question we encounter much too frequently, and the most likely response is no. It’s funny that materials made now are not built with the same quality of materials they are tearing off and throwing in the trash, but that’s how the roofing industry gets its reputation—”rip it off and replace it.” If your car’s auto mechanic informed you that your car’s engine needed to be completely replaced because the oil was old, how would you respond? 

They would be laughed out of the door by you and the insurance company. The same is becoming more and more accurate every day as insurance providers and property owners gain a better understanding of how an asphalt shingle actually functions. Rejuvenating your roof is like changing the oil in your car. Your roof’s lifetime depends on the asphalt in your shingles’ ability to expand and retract, which requires lubricants to stay flexible. The solution is to refuse to let a roofing firm take a chance with your homeowner’s insurance coverage. Why would you switch from your current, superior product to a subpar one?

Isn’t Roof Replacement Simple?

No, it’s not even close! Allowing a roofer to convince you to phone your insurance provider on your behalf is another typical mistake. The majority of roofers and roofing firms have a warm demeanor, which makes the procedure seem simple! Be it with the old song and dance about how they know the insurance system so well, or claims to be the “most trusted” or “number one ranked.” We are here to alert you to the fact that you are placing yourself at danger if the individual negotiating your claim over the phone with your insurance company is not a licensed public adjuster.

We believe that taking a chance on your homeowner’s insurance coverage being canceled is not worth it. All of that to say, replacing a roof is not a cost-effective decision; rather, it is an incentive to make an insurance claim. It’s undoubtedly inefficient and unfriendly to the environment. We are aware that in some situations replacing your roof or making a claim is the best course of action, but most of the time rejuvenation is the superior choice!

the concept of choosing roof rejuvenation over replacement

Why should you choose roof Rejuvenation over Replacement?

With Guaranteed Roof’s Shumaker Roofing rejuvenation process, you can avoid all of the typical headaches associated with a roof replacement. By doing this, you can avoid making all of the bothersome calls and appointments with contractors, insurance adjusters, roofers, etc. Not to mention the physical labor involved in replacing a roof—people tearing off your roof and beating the living daylights out of your house. It could happen that pesky nail gets stuck in your tire at the most inconvenient moment. Additionally, it will let you maintain your current shingles, which are probably superior than the cheap hardware store shingles that will be replaced.

Finally, we are going to save you THOUSANDS of dollars. If your insurance isn’t paying the bill, you will have to pay for those expenses and they will find a method to get paid. Thus, consider this: are you looking to save money, time, or convenience? You do, of course! Make an appointment for us to see your roof as soon as possible. We’ll be straight with you and provide a quote to repair rather than replace your roof!

Treatment Process

Treatment is straightforward. We begin by offering our roof maintenance package. One step in this process is to install new rubber rain collars around your plumbing vents to stop leaks. Any roofing flashing that may require it should be recapped. Removing any “nail pops,” or nails that have backed out of the roof, and caulking those areas with silicone. While we are up there, we may take care of any more minor roof maintenance.

Next, we will remove any debris from your roof using a blower and prepare the roof for the treatment. After the completion of all the preparation and tune-up work, your treatment will begin. Treatment often lasts an hour or so, depending on the size of your roof. We use light pressure when administering the rejuvenation therapy. The product then begins to seep into the shingle layer of asphalt, revitalizing your roof. You will notice a noticeable improvement in your shingle’s performance within thirty minutes after treatment. Your roof will function nearly as well as the day it was installed 72 hours after application. 

Conclusion

Roof replacement has long been the default choice for property owners facing aging structures, but a new wave of innovation called “roof rejuvenation” is reshaping the roofing landscape. This method breathes new life into existing roofs, offering a host of benefits from environmental consciousness to cost savings and enhanced durability. Comparatively, the question of opting for a new roof versus rejuvenation often arises. Consider this: would you replace your car’s engine due to old oil? The analogy is apt—rejuvenating your roof is akin to changing the oil in your car, maintaining its longevity and functionality. Plus, it’s a far simpler and more cost-effective process than full replacement.

Frequently Asked Questions About Roof Rejuvenation And Roof Replacement

1. Is roof rejuvenation as effective as a replacement in extending the lifespan of my roof?

Absolutely. Roof rejuvenation not only extends the lifespan of your roof but also enhances its durability and performance. By replenishing essential oils and rejuvenating the shingles, this process can significantly prolong the life of your existing roof.

2. How does roof rejuvenation compare in terms of cost with roof replacement?

Roof rejuvenation typically costs a fraction of what a full roof replacement would entail. Not only do you save on material costs, but you also avoid the labor-intensive process of tearing off the old roof and installing a new one, making it a more budget-friendly option.

3. Will roof rejuvenation affect my homeowner’s insurance coverage?

Generally, roof rejuvenation doesn’t impact homeowner’s insurance coverage negatively. In fact, by enhancing the durability and lifespan of your roof, it may even be viewed favorably by insurance providers, potentially leading to lower premiums over time.

4. Is roof rejuvenation suitable for all types of roofs?

While roof rejuvenation is compatible with most asphalt shingle roofs, it’s essential to consult with a professional to assess the condition of your roof and determine if rejuvenation is the right option. Other roofing materials may have different rejuvenation methods or may require replacement.

5. How long does the roof rejuvenation process typically take?

The duration of roof rejuvenation varies depending on factors such as the size of the roof and its current condition. However, in most cases, the process can be completed within a day or two, minimizing disruption to your daily routine.