Re-roofing vs. Roof Replacement: What’s Your Call?
At some point, every homeowner will have to decide on what to do with their failing roof.
While it’s important to conduct regular preventive maintenance tasks, sometimes,
unexpected major damages or the age of the roof puts you in a situation wherein you’ll
have to weigh whether you’ll go for re-roofing or roof replacement.
However, there are instances when reroofing is not possible. This is one of the reasons
why you need to fully understand the difference between re-roofing and roof
replacement for you to come up with the best option for your roof.
Re-roofing or overlay re-roofing is done by laying a new set of shingles over the
old ones. This process is generally less expensive but this can only be done
This is sometimes a good option for homeowners who have a roof in good
condition but is nearing the end of its lifespan.
If you already have two layers of shingles installed on your roof, re-roofing won’t
be practical. This is because adding layers of shingles will also add to the weight
of the roof. An additional weight on the roof will cause detrimental effects on your
home’s overall structure especially when your property has foundations which
are already weak.
You also have to consider that installing additional layer of shingles will make it
more difficult to inspect for damages deep within your roof.
In roof replacement, the roof is entirely removed down to the roof deck then a
brand new roof is to be installed.
This is the better option when there are many layers of existing shingles already
on the roof. However, roof replacement may be a huge investment.
If your roof is already in a really bad shape, roof replacement can be the only
effective solution. It doesn’t just cover up the roof problems but it solves them
Still in doubt on what to do with your damaged roof? Get all the help you need and more
by getting in touch with us at RENCO Roofing. We assure you that we complete all our
projects with integrity. Be one of our satisfied clients who experienced the RENCO