Re-roof And Roof Replacement: What Is The Difference?
Are you struggling with the decision between a re-roof or a roof replacement? As a homeowner you know just how important it is to keep your roof in tip top shape. However sometimes damage caused by the weather or the roofs age can have a negative impact on your roof and leave it a bit worse for wear. This then leads you to ponder the question what to do next? Well the first step is to figure out if you need a re-roof or a new roof. This is why we have put together a bit of information to help you establish the difference to see which may be best for your roof.
Re-roofing tends to be less expensive then a new roof, however, this is not an option available to everyone. It depends on the pitch of your roof, the story of your home and the material your roof is made from.
What Is Re-roofing?
Re-roofing is done by layering new shingles on top of the existing ones. You can only do this if your original roof is in a good condition, has no major water damage and no missing or soggy shingles. Re roofing can only be done once so if your roof has more than one layer this will not be an option. It is best to avoid only re-roofing part of your roof as it works better when the roof is done as a whole. Although it may not be noticeable if there is sagging or rotting beneath the shingles re-roofing will not be an option.
If re-roofing is not an option for you then the next option will be a roof replacement.
Roof replacement can be done whenever takes your fancy, however, if there are problems with the roof deck then it should be considered a priority. While you might like to save a bit of money by opting for a re-roof you can only do it if your roof has very few problems, if your roof is in bad shape and ready to give out then a roof replacement is your only option. By having a roof replacement all issues with your roof will be addressed as oppose to being covered up.