How to Decide whether to Recoat or Replace Your Damaged Roof

How To Decide Whether to Recoat or Replace Your Damaged Roof

Replacing your roof in Los Angeles is not something that should be taken lightly. Roof replacements are costly and can put your space out of commission for a not-insignificant length of time. While there is no getting around the need to replace your roof if you plan on staying in a commercial space for a significant amount of time, it may be possible to save yourself money and labor by recoating rather than replacing your roof.

When to Replace Your Roof

Replacing your roof should not be done lightly, but it also shouldn’t be put off when your roof is worn out or damaged. There are some serious warning signs that indicate it’s time to replace your roof.



Your roof leaks: If your roof leaks significantly then it’s time to think about replacing it. One or two leaks can often be repaired without a full roof replacement. However, frequent leaks or cases where many leaks spring up at once then your roof may be damaged beyond repair.


Sagging roof deck: The roof deck is the underlying foundation of the roof. If it begins to sag, the whole roof will dip inward in the middle. A sagging roof deck you will have to tear out the entire foundation of the roof and in the process replace your whole roof.


Insulation problems: The inside of your roof is packed with insulation, which is designed to keep your house temperature controlled. If your insulation becomes worn or thinned, you will have to replace it. In some cases, this may also necessitate replacing the entire roof.


Bald spots: A few thin patches on the outside surface of the roof are nothing to worry about and can easily be repaired. However, large bald patches or spots of missing shingles may indicate that it’s time to replace the whole roof with something new.

When to Recoat Your Roof

Spray-on restoration coating is a silicone gel that can be applied directly to the outside surface of the roof. While it can’t do much to repair major structural issues, it is a good solution if your roof is leaking or worn. 


Recoating the roof can extend its life by 10-15 years. The best advice when trying to decide whether to replace or recoat your roof is to find a roof repair company that you can trust. They can provide a thorough inspection and offer you sound advice for how you should proceed with your roof.

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