The roof of your home is under constant stress from elements like heat, rain, wind, and more. Over the years, this constant exposure can lead to roof deterioration. When a roof begins to show signs of wear and tear, many homeowners start thinking about roof replacement. However, roof repairs can prolong the life of your roof for a few years before complete replacement is necessary. A more cost-effective solution that we recommend is roof rejuvenation.
Roof rejuvenation, using a revolutionary product from Ugly Roof, breathes new life into your aging roof. At MHI Roofing, we often suggest roof rejuvenation as a long-lasting, cost-effective solution in situations where roof repair is needed. If your roof is starting to look weathered and worn, it may be time to schedule an inspection to determine if roof rejuvenation is a suitable option.
Understanding Roof Rejuvenation
Roof rejuvenation is a form of repair or restoration that revitalizes your roof and extends its lifespan. We use a bio-based oil formula from Ugly Roof for our roof rejuvenation projects. This formula is applied to the outer surface of your roof, adding a protective seal that enhances durability and resistance against the elements. This product also improves the color of your roof, which usually fades over time, bringing it closer to its original installation color. In essence, compared to a basic roof repair, roof rejuvenation works to add a new lease of life to an aging roof.
Cost Implication of Roof Rejuvenation
While roof rejuvenation is more costly than a standard roof repair, it typically costs 20–25% less than a full roof replacement. Furthermore, the effects of a roof rejuvenation can last between 5–10 years, or even longer, making it a sound long-term investment compared to roof repairs. At MHI Roofing, we increase the cost benefits by offering a 5-year warranty on labor and materials for all roof rejuvenation projects. This offers our customers peace of mind and protection for their investment.
Does Roof Rejuvenation Really Work?
Yes, roof rejuvenation is a proven, highly effective strategy for prolonging the lifespan of your home’s roof. Instead of fully replacing, you can retain your existing shingles and revitalize your roofing system. The roof rejuvenation product we use from Ugly Roof has been rigorously lab- and field-tested. The Ugly Roof system has proven to enhance protection against hail, increase fire resistance, and improve the adhesion of asphalt granules—the protective outer layer of an asphalt shingle roof—by over 85%.
Can My Roof Be Rejuvenated?
Not all roofs are suitable for rejuvenation, but many are. The best candidates for roof rejuvenation are asphalt shingle roofs aged between 10–15 years, as this is typically when weathering begins to show. Signs that your roof may need rejuvenation include:
- Loss of asphalt granules (check your gutters and the ground near your roof line)
- Fading shingle color
- Dark or black streaks on your roof
- Visible damage to shingles, including cracking and curling
For younger roofs, a roof rejuvenation may not be necessary or cost-effective. If your roof is around 5 years old and has damage, a standard repair should suffice. However, roof rejuvenation can’t solve widespread damage or deeper structural issues. If your roof has multiple leaks, storm damage, or shows signs of major issues such as sagging, a full replacement may be the best option. Regardless of your roof’s age, always consult with a roofing professional before making any significant decisions!
MHI Roofing: Your Trusted Roof Rejuvenation Professionals
At MHI Roofing, our mission is to offer the best roofing solutions for our customers. We constantly explore innovative, cost-effective ways to help homeowners maximize their roofing system, ensuring their families are protected from the elements. We frequently recommend roof rejuvenation as a great solution providing excellent long-term value. It enhances roof durability and restores its aesthetic appeal. If your roof is showing signs of age, the experienced professionals at MHI Roofing can help. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and determine if your roof is a suitable candidate for our roof rejuvenation services.