If your roof is decades old and in need of constant repairs, then you need to start preparing for a roof replacement project. In general, there are two approaches to roof replacement: complete roof tear-offs and roof overlays. In this blog post, Summit Roofing & Restoration, Inc., the leading roofing company in our local area, explains why spending more on a complete tear-off is typically better than a roof overlay.
Roof Tear-Offs vs. Roof Overlays
During a roof tear-off, your roofing contractor will completely tear-off your current roof and replace all of it with entirely new materials. During a roof overlay, the roofer will keep the existing roof as it is and they will just install new shingles on top of it. We do not recommend roof overlays because add weight to your home and they won’t last as long. Roof overlays also increase the risk of roof leaks. The only benefit of roof overlays is the cost, but the savings are not worth the extra hassle.
The Benefits of Roof Tear-Offs
As one of the top roofers in our local area, we recommend full roof tear-offs because it ensures that you’ll fully enjoy the benefits of a new roof. There won’t be any old roofing materials left on your house. You won’t have to worry about rotted decking or old shingles that will suddenly leak. A complete roof tear-off will also lead to a higher-quality roof installation. We will be able to spot and repair the high-risk areas of your roof, ensuring that it is watertight.
A brand new roof will also last much longer than a roof overlay. A roof that has a roof overlay still has old shingles underneath its new shingles. These old shingles will continue to degrade in quality and they will eventually leak. Once this happens, a roofer will need to perform a complete roof tear-off anyway and remove these old shingles. It’s better to simply perform a roof tear-off at the start.
Summit Roofing & Restoration, Inc. can help you with all of your storm damage repair and roof replacement needs. We are a GAF Master Elite® contractor, which makes us part of the top 2% of all roofing contractors in the industry. This certification also gives us exclusive access to great warranties and roofing products. When you ask us to repair or replace your roof, you can count on your roof’s reliable protection for years to come. Call us at (731) 589-7663 if you are in Dyersburg, TN, or at (901) 430-1974 if you are in Atoka, TN, to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote.