One of the most common questions we are asked when attending an onsite inspection is whether a roof restoration is the same as a roof replacement. The easiest way to explain the difference between the two is that a roof restoration brings a roof back to life, whereas, in 99% of cases, a roof replacement (or re-roof) is required because the roof can’t be bought back to life.

Roof Restoration vs Roof Replacement

Roof restoration completed by Brisbane Roofing Solutions

Roof restoration and roof replacement are two different methods to address roofing issues.

Roof restoration improves the condition of your existing roof.
The roof restoration process involves cleaning, repairing, and resealing the roof, and may also include roof painting or coating the roof surface to protect it from the climate and further damage. Roof restoration can be a more affordable solution than roof replacement, especially if the roof is still structurally sound but has minor damage or wear and tear.

On the other hand, roof replacement involves removing the existing roof and replacing it with a new one. This is generally necessary when the roof is severely damaged, has reached the end of its lifespan, or is no longer structurally sound. Roof replacement can be more expensive than restoration, but it provides a long-term solution and allows for the installation of new roofing materials that may be more durable, energy-efficient, or visually appealing.

Which One Does Your Roof Need?

To assess whether your roof requires restoration or replacement you need to contact a local roofing company that specialises in both.

We’ve had many homeowners tell us they need a roof restoration or replacement, and when we physically inspect and assess the roof, it’s often the opposite.” says James Kelly, owner of Brisbane Roofing Solutions, “I recommend anyone contact a company that offers a free roof inspection to professional assess what needs doing. As a tip, make sure to check the roofer’s reviews for honesty – you don’t want to pay for a new roof if a restoration will do the job“.