THE COSTS OF INSTALLING YOUR NEW ROOF CAN REALLY ADD UP
When you are replacing your roof, you have to tear off the old one and then install a new one. Installing a new roof is several steps, including the roof deck, insulation, and finally the roofing material. These three steps can become quite costly, even if you ignore the labor involved. The cost of materials alone to replace the roof deck, replace the insulation, and replace the substrate all add up and become very expensive.
Replacing the Roof Deck
If you’re performing a traditional roof replacement, you’ve going to tear off the outer layer of the roof, remove wet insulation, and you may find that the deck isn’t in great shape either. At this point, you’re now going to tear out and replace the roof deck, adding significant cost to your project. In many cases, the roof deck can be damaged in some areas due to the tear off of the roof, meaning the tear off itself led to replacing the roof deck.
Replacing the Insulation
A damaged roofing system can require that you tear off the outer layer and replace the wet insulation underneath. This simply adds more material costs to your project. With the Silicone RCR system, you can install a one-way roof vent in the existing membrane to let the insulation dry itself out without allowing more water into the building.
Replacing the Substrate
Obviously, if you are replacing the roof you MUST replace the substrate. You may not always have to replace the deck and insulation, but you will always replace the substrate. This is a very obvious cost associated with traditional roof replacement. While roofing systems are becoming less expensive as production methods improve, they still aren’t exactly cheap. If you can avoid replacing the substrate on your building, it’s worth considering.
While each of the above costs may be required for a traditional roof replacement, they can all be avoided with the Silicone RCR system. Saving your roof substrate, insulation, and deck all lead to significant cost savings from materials, labor, and trash removal. Renting dumpsters on a large roof removal project can be a large percentage of the overall cost. If you think your roof might need to be replaced, give us a call and consider the roof coating restoration system.