If you are thinking about replacing your roof you may want to consider an alternative that could save you a ton of money and extend the life of your current roofing; coating your roof. It may actually end up being a better option for your home or business.
Almost all types of roofing can be coated as long as they are in good enough condition, save for asphalt roofs. The type of roofing that coating can make the biggest difference for is metal roofing. You can seal leaks and reinforce the stability of the roof to a degree while also enhancing aesthetically. Some coats act as a new membrane, including fabric and even carry warranties to cover you in case you are not satisfied with the results. Another benefit of coating your roof is that there is no permit necessary to do so which will push the savings even further.
In some cases you can use a roof coating as its own roofing system. Roof coating can be applied directly over plywood and can serve as a low cost, light-weight option that will allow you to overlay an already existing roof. If you do use a coating as a standalone roofing system, you may want to consider a premium level coat. Many of these coats carry water tight warranties of 10-15 years so you can rest easy knowing that you will be covered if things go any way other than according to plan. If you play it right, you could get away with renewing your coat instead of your entire roof in another 10-15 years!
Roofing is always a big undertaking and finding cost effective, yet efficient methods can be a difficult task. Roof coatings are the rare exception and should at least be brought into the realm of consideration for anybody thinking about replacing their roof.