As a homeowner, at some point you’ll inevitably face a decision involving two choices: namely, whether to re-roof your home or do a full roof replacement. But how do you know which is the right decision? Today’s article from roofing company Universal Roofing and Exteriors sheds light on these two roof installation processes.
What is Re-Roofing?
Re-roofing involves putting a new layer of shingles on top of an already existing layer on a roof. This process is ideal for roofs in good condition, meaning no water damage or damage from the elements is present. Re-roofing might not be your best bet if your roof already has more than one layer of shingles, however. Also keep in mind that this roofing process works best if the installation involves the whole roof and not just a small portion of it.
Have your roof inspected before deciding to choose re-roofing. If your roof has no major damages, re-roofing can be an option that will help you save on roof repair and installation costs. However, if your roof is severely damaged, a full roof replacement is a much smarter choice.
What Issues Does a Roof Replacement Address?
If your roof is old or has been hit and damaged by severe weather, a roof replacement is ultimately the most logical choice for your home. While it may cost more than re-roofing, replacing your roof will address any other existing roof-related issues, such as leaks, missing shingles and damaged soffit and fascia. A replacement can be done anytime, though most roofers prefer the more predictable weather of summer. However, it’s important to note that your new roof is only as good as its installation. For this reason, it’s best to hire a reputable roofing contractor for the job.
As one of the leading residential and commercial roofing companies in this area, Universal Roofing and Exteriors is committed to providing excellent workmanship with every job we do. Call us today at (317) 257-0779 to request a free estimate. We serve Indianapolis, Fishers, and Zionsville, IN.