When your roof begins to show its age, it must be replaced so that it can continue protecting you, your family, and your belongings from outdoor elements and harsh weather conditions. However, if undamaged, your roof can be retrofitted instead of completely replaced.
Understanding Roof Retrofitting
Roof retrofitting is the process of installing a new roofing system over your existing roof without first removing your old roofing materials. While this may sound strange, a retrofit roof actually provides a number of benefits.
Benefits of a Retrofit Roof
A typical roof replacement is expensive, whereas retrofitting your roof is often a much less costly process. One reason for this is that you won’t have to deal with all of the additional fees associated with fully replacing your roof, like disposal fees for dumping old roofing materials.
Retrofitted roofs are popular because they are much more eco-friendly than getting a full roof replacement. By choosing a retrofit roof, your carbon footprint is reduced because you’re only adding new material on top of your existing roof instead of sending excess waste and debris to your local landfill.
Lengthened Roof Lifespan
Retrofitting your roof is also an excellent way to lengthen the lifespan of your roof. The average roof needs to be replaced every 15-20 years. Having it retrofitted can add about 10 more years to its lifespan. Typically, a retrofitted roof can last around 30 years if maintained and installed by roofing professionals.
Professional Roof Installation and Repair Services
If you’re in need of a roof replacement in the Central Florida area, contact the roofing experts at RBS Construction & Roofing. Our locally- and family-owned and operated roofing business has been serving Central Florida residents and business owners with high quality roof installations and repairs for over 35 years.
For more information on our roof replacement and repair services, call RBS Construction & Roofing today at 407-859-8163.