One of the more expensive investments you can make in your home is your roof. For this reason, you want to make sure it is done right. This is not a job where you want to cut corners. However, when it comes to breathing new life into your roof, one question looms large. What steps are involved with replacing a roof? What options are available to you? There are two common answers to this question. Let’s look at re-roofing vs. roof replacement and why a full replacement is the better option.
A re-roofing is a quick and less costly option for a roofing project. During a re-roofing, a new layer of shingles is installed over top of the existing shingles. If your roof has a single layer of shingles, this can be a viable option. However, if you already have two layers of shingles, you cannot add a third, and a roof replacement is necessary. Though it may seem cost-effective, there are two major drawbacks to re-roofing.
• Re-roofing tends not to last as long as a roof replacement.
• Since the shingles are not removed during a re-roofing, there may be hidden problems with your roof decking that will not be uncovered.
When a roof replacement is done, the old shingles are completely stripped from the roof. This exposes the roof deck and allows your contractor to replace any rotting or sagging decking. In addition, new underlayment or felt paper is installed, which helps protect your roof decking from water and the elements. Over the long haul, a roof replacement allows you to save money by addressing these potential issues now rather than discovering them later.
If your roof has seen better days due to age or has been hit hard by a storm, a roof replacement is your most logical choice. While it may cost more than re-roofing, a roof replacement ensures you will not be dealing with any roof issues for years to come. The great thing about a roof replacement is everything can be addressed at once. Leaks, missing shingles, and damaged soffit and fascia can all be replaced at once. The peace of mind you will have from a roof replacement is one you will appreciate for years to come. So why risk a hidden weakness in your roof? Remember, cheaper isn’t always better!
Is it time for you to address a worn-out roof? Are you tired of dealing with a leaking roof? Bealing Roofing and Exteriors, LLC is a trusted local contractor for roof replacements. Give us a call, and let’s discuss the advantages of a roof replacement. Our experienced team is ready to help you!