When the roof is need of attention, many homeowners research their options. Reroofing is a less expensive option, but not every roof is a candidate. Today, we at Mike’s Roofing would like to discuss the basics of a reroofing and replacement service.
Over a set of existing shingles, a set of new shingles is layered, which is the reroofing process. This service can only be done once and if there is already 2 layers of shingles in place, the reroofing option is not applicable. Reroofing can be done much faster and less expensive than a complete roof replacement
Cost to Tearoff & Replace Roof
Putting on new felt paper and shingles after tearing off everything on the roof down to the deck is a roof replacement. Not only is roof replacing an option when reroofing is not, but it can be done initially when the original roof is showing age and deterioration. There is more involved with replacing the roof, such as labor, time, and materials, making it a more expensive option when compared to reroofing.
When is a Re Roofing Process a Good Option?
When the roof’s overall health is in good shape, but it is reaching the end of the estimated lifespan, a reroofing service is an optimal choice. Where there may be minor issues and/or leaks, but there are not any signs of severe water damage, the shingles are not missing or soggy, or there is mildew or mold growth, reroofing can still be an option. Additionally, it is best for whole rooftops rather than a partial. Reroofing is not always the best solution. You can’t know for certain what the roof deck looks like because the existing shingles are not lifted up. Most shingles can obviously show their condition with a simple inspection, but there are times where the roof is sagging or rotting underneath them. Adding the layer of shingles does not rectify these issues, but simply covers them up as they continue to worsen over time. Reroofing can lead to other problems when only a portion of the roof needs work since you are creating a thicker portion than surrounding areas. It can lead to issues and be an eye-sore. As mentioned, reroofing can only be done with us, and if it is otherwise attempted for more than the one time, there is a that the shingles will not be properly secured, and issues can be more challenging to spot and overlooked, leading to severe problems that could have been otherwise averted.
Things to Consider when Replacing a Roof
Where roof replacements can be done at any time, they are the better option when there is more than one-layer shingles, or if there is some more serious damage or leaks. When shingles are in bad shape, the roof replacement is better.
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Ultimately, both services are optimal for specific circumstances of your individual roofs. If you are unsure what is the best services for your roof, call in the experts of Mike’s Roofing and our specialists are happy to inspect your roof and determine the best solution.