What is the difference between a Roof Replacement and a Roof Restoration?

Written on the 21 June 2023 by MRA Roofing & Construction

If you’re considering a roof replacement or restoration for your home, then you’ve come to the right place. MRA Roofing and Construction is here to help guide you through the process of deciding whether roof replacement or restoration is best for your needs.

We understand that it can be overwhelming trying to decide between these two options, as each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. That’s why we’re here to provide an overview of what each option entails, discuss the benefits they offer, how the process works from start to finish, give tips on how to choose between them, and share some examples of successful projects completed by our team at MRA Roofing and Construction. So, let's dive into this topic together!

When it comes to roof replacement and roof restoration, the most important difference is that when you replace your roof, you’re getting a brand new one. Roof replacements involve taking off the old roof and installing a completely new one in its place. On the other hand, a restoration involves keeping existing components of your roofing system while making repairs or improvements.

The benefits of roof replacement is that you’ll have a brand-new, high-quality roof with an extended life span and enhanced aesthetic appeal. You’ll also be eligible for many manufacturer warranties included in the installation process.

  • It lasts for decades with proper maintenance.
  • It is resilient in coastal and high humidity areas.
  • It comes in many stylish colours.
  • It is easy to manage and remains clean for a long time.

Roof restoration can be less expensive than replacement, but it will typically require more frequent maintenance over its lifetime. Additionally, you may not be eligible for warranties that come with a new roof.

  • Restoring a roof saves time compared to outright replacement.
  • It requires less labour and assembly, reducing installation costs.
  • Only the parts that need replacing are replaced, resulting in less waste.
  • Recycling and reusing the existing roof material supports sustainability efforts.
  • Restoring is more environmentally friendly than complete replacement.
  • The benefits of Restoration outweigh the cost of replacement.

The process of replacing or restoring your roof starts with a thorough inspection from a qualified professional to determine what is needed. If you’re opting for a replacement, the old roof will need to be removed and then new materials will be delivered and installed. With a restoration, existing components may be repaired or replaced, and any additional improvements will be made.

When deciding between roof replacement and restoration, you’ll want to consider the condition of your current roofing system, how much time and money you have to invest in the project, and the long-term goals for your home. If you’re not sure which option is best for you, a qualified roofing contractor like MRA Roofing & Construction, can provide guidance and advice based on your individual needs.

At MRA Roofing and Construction, we’ve successfully completed many roof replacement and restoration projects throughout South East Queensland. Our team of experienced professionals are dedicated to providing quality workmanship from start to finish. We strive to ensure that each customer is completely satisfied with our services.

Roof replacement and restoration offer different benefits and it’s important to consider your individual needs when deciding between the two options. At MRA Roofing and Construction, we have experience in both replacement and restoration projects, so you can rest assured that your project will be done right. Contact us today for more information!  

Author:MRA Roofing & Construction