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Roof Rejuvenation: What It Is, What It Does, and Is It Effective?

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Roof replacement.

It’s a phrase that can strike fear into even the most financially stable homeowners. Let’s face it: no one likes having to make a majorly expensive home repair. But what if you didn’t have to?

You might never have heard of roof rejuvenation before, but if you want to extend the life of your roof, it may be just what you have been looking for.

Today, we’ll be explaining:

  • What roof rejuvenation is
  • What the roof rejuvenation process looks like
  • Whether or not it is effective at extending the life of your roof

What Is Roof Rejuvenation?

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Roof rejuvenation is still a relatively unknown process, but it is gaining popularity among homeowners. It is a much more affordable alternative to a traditional roof replacement.

We all know how important a properly functioning roof is. If your roof is damaged, your home is at risk for:

  • Stained siding
  • Broken gutters
  • Water damage to your walls and ceilings
  • Flooding in your basement
  • Damage to your foundation

Because of this, most homeowners reluctantly agree to a full replacement of their home’s shingles in order to avoid extra damage down the road. But what if there was another way?

Roof rejuvenation is a type of roof restoration that allows you to keep your existing shingles. Restoring your roof can extend its life for five to ten years. A rejuvenation helps reverse the aging process of your shingle roof by rehydrating it.

How It Works

We know what you are thinking. “It sounds too good to be true!” Believe us, it works! How, you might ask?

Think of your roof like your own skin. When you are exposed to harsh climate conditions, your skin dries out. This can result in rashes, burns, and even cracks. It’s not that different for asphalt roofs.

When exposed to hot sun and cold weather, the petrochemical oil in your shingle roof begins to dry. Over time, this will create brittle shingles that will crack and buckle. During your roof rejuvenation, a trained professional will spray your shingles with a plant-based spray that will rehydrate your asphalt roof. The formula will strengthen asphalt shingles, allowing them to remain flexible and waterproof.

What Is the Spray Made Of?

If you are an environmentally conscious homeowner, you might be wary about spraying your home with an unknown substance. The good news? Most roof restoration formulas are 100% environmentally friendly.

While the exact blend will vary from brand to brand, most are made from a plant-based oil that is applied topically to your roof. It dries clear and is easily washed off of surfaces with a garden hose. Most sprays are soybean oil-based and are human, pet, and plant-safe! All reputable companies will use products that have been lab tested to ensure that they are equal parts safe and effective.

Benefits of Roof Rejuvenation

Roof rejuvenation is incredibly beneficial for the majority of homeowners. But don’t just take our word for it! Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect from a roof rejuvenation.

Save Money

For most homeowners, the biggest appeal of a rejuvenation is the money. A standard roof replacement for a roof with asphalt shingles can easily cost between $8000-$15,000, depending on the size of your home and where you live. A roof rejuvenation, on the other hand, costs between $2000-$4000. That is a significant amount of money saved!

Avoid Waste

Any construction on your home inevitably comes with some amount of waste. Because a restoration extends the life span of your roof without a full replacement, it helps reduce the amount of construction waste that ends up in a landfill.

Extend the Life of Your Roof

Not only will a roof restoration ensure that you do not need a new roof this year, but it can help you keep your roof for many years to come. Most roof restorations can extend the life of your roof for 5-15 years, depending on the environmental conditions of your climate.

Protect Against Environmental Damage

Restoration will not only help fix any existing damage from environmental conditions but will protect them in the future. The formula used to treat asphalt shingles adds an extra layer of protection that has been proven to prevent hail damage.

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Reasons Not To Get a Roof Rejuvenation

Despite the many benefits, roof rejuvenation may not be the right choice for you. Here are some signs that roof restoration may be a less effective option.

Frequent Leaks

If you have a leaky roof, a full rejuvenation might not be the right choice for you. If you are experiencing frequent or reoccurring leaks, it could be a sign that your roof has structural damages that rejuvenation will not fix.

Tiles Blowing Off

If you frequently have tiles blowing off of your roof, it is likely you will have to replace the entire roof.

Will Not Last as Long as a Roof Replacement

Some people would rather pay for a new roof and simply not have to worry about it. After all, while a restoration will extend the life of your roof, it will not last as long as a full replacement. Sooner or later, your roof will need to be replaced.

Is It Effective?

The big question: Is rejuvenation actually effective? The overwhelming response is yes! Most customers report being hugely satisfied with their restoration and the longevity of their roof.

Contact a Professional

Are you ready to start your roof rejuvenation process? The first step is to contact a qualified professional to assess your roof. Our team at Dreamworx Roofing is well-versed in all things roof related and would love to answer any questions you might have.

Our roof rejuvenations come with a 5-year transferrable warranty so that you can rest easy, knowing that your roof and your purchase are protected. Contact us today to get a free roof inspection!

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