If your tile or shingle roof is starting to age and show signs of wear-and-tear, it may be time to replace it. But should you go for a home re-roofing project? Here’s how you can best decide on the right roofing solution for you.
Home re-roofing, or roof replacement, is the process of replacing your entire roof. The old tiles or shingles are stripped away and the deck is exposed. An underlayment is then applied to the roof to protect it from the elements and new tiles or shingles are installed onto the underlayment.
A residential re-roof generally lasts around 20 to 25 years or longer for tile and 15 to 20 years for shingles.
Re-roofing has the benefit of getting to the source of any underlying issue or issues that may be present within the roofing structure. This means that a fully revamped roof will address any underlying issue that that may be present.
Replacing your roof may well save you money in the long run as a new roof will last longer than repairing an already aged structure. A roof replacement gives you the peace-of-mind that any underlying wood rot, metal and flashing damage and unforeseen roof issues will be eliminated.
The biggest downside of a roof replacement is the cost associated with the project.
A full roof renovation will require a larger onset of materials, an extended amount of time, and more labor on the job. All of this will work out to be more costly. You may not have the budget for this kind of expense.
Choose The Right Roofing Company
If you have a roof that is generally in good shape apart from a few leaks and issues, then a repair may be the right call to make.
On the other hand, if your roof is showing signs of major water damage, wear-and-tear, and you know that it’s 20 years old or more, then you may well require a complete roof overhaul. Especially if you’re worried about the underlying condition of your roof.
At ABC Roofing we have a team of roofing experts who will be able to assess the condition of your roof and we’ll offer you expert advice on the best course of action for your roof.