Reroof or Replace? What is the Difference?
There will be a point in every roof’s life when it can no longer be patched, and you are faced with a decision to either reroof or replace. The first question is can you reroof or do you need an asphalt roof replacement?
Each process will help you reach the protection goals you have for your property, but re-roofing is not always an option. Learning more about each option and speaking to a professional roof repair company will help you to make an informed decision.
What Causes Roofing Problems?
Your roofing system is one of the most important systems in your home. It is tasked with protecting one of the biggest investments you will ever make. A sturdy roof that is built to last is a must. Homeowners reach out to professional roofers to help manage their roofing needs.
Every roof has an expected lifetime and when it gets close to that end of life zone, it can start to fail but that is not the only time a roof is at risk. Weather can be a brutal force on your roof. 65% of homeowners report that they needed roof repair from weather damage. It is always best to address roofing problems as soon as they spring up.
While the cause of roofing problems can differ, one thing is true of all the problems, waiting to have them repaired results in more damage and more cost. The sooner you contact a professional the better. They will give you the options that you need to have the roof you can depend on including re-roofing and total replacement.
What is Re-roofing?
Reroof is a process of laying a new asphalt shingle roof over the old one. The old shingles are not removed during the process. This is an option that is only available one time. You can only re-roof your roof once. You cannot go beyond two layers of roofing materials.
Benefits of reroofing or roof cover include:
- It can save on costs
- It can provide an added layer of protection
- It is a more eco -friendly option
Because the old roof is not removed, the cost can be less expensive when it comes to labor. It is also a quicker process. When the old roof has to be removed you have to tack on the additional time it takes for the roofers to remove the old roofing material.
A reroof can also add that extra layer of protection. You will have the under roof and the new layer on top which can improve insulative properties and ensure that your property is completely protected. There are also the environmental benefits of not generating debris by having the under roofing removed and disposed of.
A Reroof is Not Always an Option
If you have already had a reroof done once, you cannot have an additional layer added. Other situations where a reroof is not an option and you will have to choose roof replacement is:
- The roof deck shows signs of rotting or is warped
- There is signs of sagging across the trusses
- The shingles are distorted or uneven
In some cases reroofing is not an option because the underlying roof is not safe, sturdy or in the best condition. In essence, a roof cover will be a costly band-aid but the underlying issues will prevail and cause more problems down the road.
The best way to determine which roofing option is best is to contact Paramount Roofing and Siding. You will get the information that you need to make an informed decision about protecting your property with the best roofing option.