The 3Rs of Commercial Roofing: Why Does Their Order Matter?

A well-functioning roof is essential for every building. With proper care, your roof will last longer and protect the occupants of your property better. It can also help improve indoor comfort and save you from costly repairs and utility bills. 

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Find out what the 3Rs of commercial roofing are and why their order matters in this blog post. 

What Are the Three 3Rs of Commercial Roofing?

The three Rs of commercial roofing pertains to repair, restore and replace. Keep in mind that just because your roof is showing issues, doesn’t always mean it needs replacement. Studies suggest that up to 85 percent of roofs are replaced when they shouldn’t be because of misinformation. 


Contact your roofing contractor immediately if your roof has visible leaks or you notice water stains on ceilings and walls. When detected early, your roofer can perform necessary repairs and delay the need for a complete replacement. 


The first thing that comes to mind when you’re experiencing recurring roof leaks is a roof replacement. You should consult experts before coming to this decision. It’s because a roof restoration might be a better option. In a roof restoration, your contractor will not remove the existing material and it’s faster to complete than a tear-off. 

To determine if your roof is qualified for a restoration, your contractor will perform visual analysis, infrared scans and take core samples. Your roofer will address minor problems during the restoration. They will also make sure your roof is watertight to prolong its service life. 


If your roof doesn’t meet the requirements for a tear-off, your contractor would suggest a replacement. With this option, your contractor will completely remove the old roofing and do repairs before installing the new material. This route is common for roofs with many leaks, severe water damage in the decking and moss growth. 

Whether you need a roof repair or replacement, you can turn to State Roofing. Call us at (360) 794-7164 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Bothell, Everett, Seattle, WA, and nearby communities. 

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