“When Quality Counts”
Should you do a complete roof-tear-off?
You think you need your roof replaced. But you are hoping to save costs by simply going over the existing roof, without tearing it off first. Is that a good idea? What‘s the best way to get a new roof?
When it’s time for a replacement, we recommend doing a complete tear-off rather than going over the existing roof.
Complete tear-offs are necessary on roofs with more than one layer of shingles. We will remove the shingles down to the decking and check for water damage. If we determine the wood is rotten we’ll remove and replace it as needed before installing the new shingles. By removing the old layer of shingles we can get a clear look at what is going on with the roof. Any problems will be resolved before the new roof goes back on.
A complete roof-tear-off looks better, performs better and will last longer than a roof overlay. When the entire roof is replaced, high risk areas will be repaired and new flashings will be installed. Thus making sure the home is watertight for many years to come.
Going over the existing roof may seem more economical at the onset, but it will cost you in the long run. A roof overlay tends to trap heat due to multiple layers of shingles. Extra heat will cause the shingles to curl and break down quicker. Thus you may need to replace the roof once again, probably sooner than you expected. A brand new roof traps much less heat than a roof with several layers.
A brand new roof-tear-off will add value to your home. This is a major selling point.
If you think it’s time to get your roof replaced, give us a call.
» We provide a free written estimate to cover the scope of an entire job.
» We do all types of roofs including, 3-tab shingles, architectural shingles, and metal roofs.
» Each job is owner supervised.
» Most roofs can be replaced in one day.
» We take special care to protect the ground around your home and remove all trash upon the completion of the job.