The Difference Between Roof Restoration and Roof Repair

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Some people use the terms roof restoration and roof repair interchangeably. Although “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” it can be helpful to understand that there is a difference between a repair and a restoration. They do not mean exactly the same thing.

The Difference Between Roof Restoration and Roof Repair

A roof repair is a service that resolves a minor issue with your home’s roofing. It is the solution for a small area of water intrusion or an issue that could soon allow water intrusion. It is the service that is performed when damage has occurred in one area, such as from severe weather, or because of a defective material or an installation mistake. Think of a repair as fixing your car after you back into something.

Roof restoration is a service that deals with widespread concerns. The goal is to return your entire roof to as close to new condition as possible. Think of restoration like refurbishing an old classic car.

Depending on the type of roofing you have, it may make more sense to go with roof replacement rather than roof restoration. There are many factors to consider when making this decision, including the warranties involved, cost for the project, and your expectations.

If you would like to have your Raleigh, North Carolina home’s roof assessed to determine whether it needs roof repair, restoration, or replacement, give us a call at Gonzalez Roofing- A Division of Gonzalez Painters and Contractors. We will provide an accurate assessment and honest recommendation with all the information you need to make an informed decision about your home’s roofing.