A commercial roof that has been repaired, cleaned, and restored through roof restoration.

Asphalt shingle roofs are popular due to their affordability, durability, and aesthetic appeal. Over time, however, these roofs can succumb to wear and tear, affecting their performance and appearance. Roof restoration is a viable solution to extend the lifespan of your asphalt shingle roof and improve its overall condition. This blog post will delve into the roof restoration process, its benefits, and essential tips for a successful outcome.

Understanding Roof Restoration

Roof restoration involves a series of steps to repair, clean, and restore the appearance and functionality of an existing asphalt shingle roof. This process is less invasive and more cost-effective than a complete roof replacement, making it an attractive option for homeowners and building managers seeking to extend their roof’s life.

Some of the signs that your asphalt shingle roof needs restoration are:

  • Curling or buckling shingles
  • Missing or damaged shingles
  • Granule loss on shingles
  • Mold, algae, or moss growth
  • Water leaks or stains on interior ceilings and walls
  • Sagging roof deck

The benefits of roof restoration and rejuvenation are many:

  • Cost-effective: Restoration is less expensive than a full roof replacement, making it an attractive option for budget-minded property owners.
  • Extended lifespan: A well-executed restoration can add 5-15 years to your asphalt shingle roof’s life, postponing the need and expense for a complete replacement.
  • Enhanced curb appeal: Significantly improve the appearance of your home or building, increasing its value and attractiveness.
  • Reduced environmental impact: By extending your roof’s lifespan, you’ll minimize waste associated with roofing materials and reduce the demand for new materials.
  • Decreased wear: A restored and rejuvenated roof will protect as well as a new roof and make leaks and storm damage less likely.
The Roof Restoration and Rejuvenation Process

Roof restoration is a comprehensive process aimed at repairing, cleaning, and revitalizing a roof to extend its lifespan and improve its appearance and functionality. The specific steps may vary depending on the type of roof and its condition. With Roof Shield, we will look at what it takes to restore an asphalt shingle roof.

  • Inspection and Assessment: The first step is a thorough inspection to evaluate the roof’s overall condition. This assessment will identify any damage, wear and tear, and potential issues that need to be addressed during restoration. We also call this phase ‘qualifying the roof’, as not all roofs are candidates for restoration.
  • Repairs: Any damaged or deteriorated areas of the roof are repaired. This may include fixing leaks, replacing damaged or missing shingles or tiles, repairing flashing, and addressing any other structural concerns.
  • Cleaning: Once repairs are complete, the roof is cleaned to remove dirt, debris, algae, mold, and moss. This step involves soft-washing the roof with a biodegradable cleaning solution.
  • Rinsing: After the roof is cleaned of any organic material, it is rinsed with water to remove any remaining solution from the cleaning process as well as any released dirt, debris, algae, mold, and moss.
  • Rejuvenation: Once the roof is dry, it is ready to accept a rejuvenation product, such as Roof Reboot, to complete the restoration process. This is done in a similar manner to soft washing and uses a low-pressure application.
A commercial roof that has been repaired, cleaned, and restored through roof restoration.
Overhead view of a commercial building owner that opted for a roof restoration instead of replacement. The roof was repaired, cleaned, and restored. The curb appeal was greatly improved in the process.
Choosing the Right Contractor

That was a lot of bullet points, but it is important to understand and know the steps involved in the roof restoration process. At Roof Shield, we ensure superior results for our clients through our Roof Shield Academy. All of our certified applicators are trained in how to:

  • Inspect and repair roof systems.
  • Safely clean and prep the roof for restoration
  • Restore and rejuvenate the asphalt shingle roof.

And certified Roof Shield applicators are the only roof restoration specialists that have access to the asphalt shingle rejuvenator Roof Reboot. The only rejuvenator that brings the performance of shingles back to new.

Conclusion

Roof restoration is a cost-effective and efficient solution to breathe new life into your asphalt shingle roof. By understanding the restoration process and working with a reputable contractor like Roof Shield, you can enhance your property’s curb appeal and extend the life of your roof.

Are you a roofer, soft washer, or entrepreneur looking to enter the fast-growing asphalt shingle rejuvenation market? Roof Shield sells to and trains applicators to service homeowners nationwide. Contact Roof Shield today.

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