We know you have a choice about which roofing company to hire to work on your home. But did you know that you also have options when it comes time for a new roof?
If your roof is coming to the end of its lifespan, you will likely call a roofer for an inspection. Homeowners look to roofing contractors to give guidance on the type of repairs they will need.
We will go over your options with you, since you may have multiple options for a new roof.
A reroof is an option that not a lot of homeowners know about. But your roof may be a good candidate for this particular method.
First, let’s define what your options are. Most homeowners are familiar with a roof replacement or a complete tear-off. This simply means removing your current roof and replacing it with a new one.
However, a reroof, or an overlayment, is when you place a layer of new shingles on top of the old shingles. This might be an option if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly solution to prolong the life of your roof.
When is a reroof recommended?
Well, let’s be clear about a reroof. It isn’t simply the go-to solution for those hoping to save on a new roof. There are definitely some things that will need to be considered, since a reroof is only applicable in some situations.
First off, you can only reroof once. So, if your roof already has two layers of shingles, roofers are not permitted to place another layer. A reroof is only an option if your current roof has not already had this done.
Additionally, a reroof is only recommended if your current roof has no structural issues. You definitely do not want to just put another layer over an existing problem. This may lead to bigger issues with your roof down the line and possible damage to other parts of your home.
How long does a re roof last?
A reroof usually lasts about up to 15 years, depending on the condition of your roof. Keep in mind that extreme weather conditions or lack of maintenance can accelerate the lifecycle of a reroof, so keep that in mind when making your decision whether to completely replace your roof or reroof.
How much does it cost to reroof?
The fact that a reroof is generally cheaper than an actual roof replacement, it is an attractive option to a lot of homeowners. However, keep in mind that having two layers of shingles to remove will just increase the price of a tear-off or replacement when it comes time to replace your roof.
A reroof usually also requires a shorter timeline for completion of the project, which also makes it an attractive choice for clients.