September 13, 2019
This process involves going on to your roof and placing a new layer of shingles on top. Simply put, re-roofing is slapping a whole new layer of shingles on top of what you’ve already got. Re-roofing does come with its advantages over a full roof replacement.
Since you don’t need to tear off your roof before putting on a fresh layer of shingles, this process is understandably cheaper than a full replacement. The only supplies that will be needed will mostly be related to attaching the new shingles. A full roof replacement can be a hefty investment that not every homeowner is willing or able to afford.
Re-roofing and roof replacement have a similar end and steps to achieve that goal. However, re-roofing completely skips half of the steps a roof replacement needs to finish. This means that re-roofing can be finished twice as fast as a replacement and can be useful when it’s the monsoon or winter season.
Speaking of the monsoon and winter season, a roof replacement will leave your home exposed to the elements while the roof is being put down. Re-roofing is particularly ideal during seasons that don’t permit long roofing projects. Re-roofing leaves a layer of your roof intact while a new layer is put down. This means that you and your home will be safer from the elements during a re-roofing when compared to a replacement. This is particularly useful when you need to urgently patch up your roof during these seasons.
A roof replacement involves removing your roof and having a brand new roof put down. This is a much more expensive alternative to re-roofing but it brings its own advantages to the table when it comes to keeping you high and dry just like a re-roofing.
The purpose of a re-roofing purpose is to push a roof’s lifespan way beyond what it should be. This comes with the disadvantage of being able to only do this once without causing problems. The more times you try to re-roof a roof, the heavier your roof will get and eventually it will crumble under the pressure. A full roof replacement on the other hand is more sustainable solution. It can last you upwards of thirty or more years depending on how you maintain your roof.
Putting a new layer of shingles on your roof is similar to patching up a hole in your jeans with a new piece of cloth. It’s not going to last very long as the damage is still there and you’re eventually going to have to completely overhaul your roof after a while anyways. With a full roof replacement, your previous roof is completely tossed out and replaced with a problem free one.