Are you ready for a new roof? Looking at wear and tear on your roof and reviewing your warranty may have you wondering if the time is right. Reroofing is one alternative if your roof is still in good shape and is an easier option than totally tearing it down and applying a new one. You can add another layer over your current roof if your roof includes shingles or an industrial inside base. Job simplicity makes reroof cost the superior option over a new replacement while still protecting your roof for many years to come.
What is Roof Reroofing?
Instead of choosing to do an entire roof removal and replacement, re roofing is a viable option. Installing another shingle surface is the basis of reroofing. Our professionals can reroof your shed under necessary circumstances and reduce your costs significantly over a replacement. The second surface layer can be placed directly over the original and this is the reason it is called reroofing. Reroofing is beneficial based on being less labor and time intensive.
When is reroofing a good idea?
Many scenarios call for reroofing instead of a full replacement. If you are looking for a more affordable option then note that reroofing cost is cheaper than a full replacement. The best opportunities for reroofing include sheds that are almost at the end of their warranty but remain in good physical condition. Any roof that has small issues or inconsistencies and is under 15 years old may be good options for roof repair. In these cases you only have to reroof the problem areas which can be done pretty quickly and at reasonable rates.
Having a roof that has been around for 15 years or more that is starting to wear down is a good candidate for reroofing. Adding a new coat can be just what the doctor ordered for situations where residue is left in gutters. Small leaks and other minor inconsistencies are other problems that can be solved with reclaiming. You should only have one roofing application for both pitched and flat roofs meaning that if the roof has never been reroofed it is another good candidate.
Hiring an experienced roofer is the first step to deciding on if reroofing is right for you. You want to get a licensed roofing contractor to do this inspection to get the best results. Only a licensed roofing contractor can approve a roofing rebuild from scratch. One step this professional will take is checking the shingles to see if they contain multiple layers. Next he will check to see if there are any areas that are fragile or deteriorated.
What does roof replacement entail?
A reroofing agent will advise that the old shingles must be removed to show the deck beneath the top surface. Afterwards another layer of felt or underlayment must be used to avoid water damage as well as other dangerous factors. Lastly shingles are added to the job which finalizes the process. Inspecting the deck is vital to its ability to withstand the test of time. Preventing future damage must be a factor in this strategy to minimize the risk of other problems in the future.
Because roof replacements take longer, require more materials, and have increased labor loads they are more expensive than reroofing. This explains the price difference between reroofing and doing a full roof replacement. There are also special considerations that must be taken into account like using more complex equipment such as roof lifts which also can increase out of pocket pricing. Another consideration is the slope of the roof. The taller the house the more extreme the slope has to be which will cost more money. A two story home will be more expensive than a one story home based on time and effort required to complete the job.
Distinct restoration and maintenance jobs are some of our most popular options. We offer this service on a variety of different buildings from commercial to residential. Having a flat or steep roof requires expert handling and our professionals are always up to the challenge. We will offer guidance and which option will fit your situation better whether you need your shed reroofed or you need an entire new one. As an additive bonus we also offer custom metal roofing systems, custom coatings and special maintenance to prevent future damage.