Re-roofing is the process where a new roof is installed over an existing one. In other words, it’s when a new layer of shingles is added to the old layer. This means that the old roof is not removed. When another layer of shingles is added, it not only restores the roof’s appearance but provides an additional layer of protection against the elements. Although re-roofing is not suitable for every roof, it is certainly something to discuss with your roofing contractor.
When it comes to restoring a roof, careful consideration should be given to whether a complete roof replacement is necessary, or if re-roofing would be a suitable solution. Since re-roofing is the quickest and least expensive way to renew a roof’s appearance, it’s often homeowners’ preferred choice. One sure way to know that a roof is unable to be re-roofed is when it has more than one layer of shingles. Installing more than two layers of shingles is against code and structurally unsafe.
Re-roofing should also not be performed on a roof that has any underlying damage, such as rot or sagging. When a roof has major issues, it’s best to go with a total roof replacement to ensure the whole structure is sound. It’s also recommended not to re-roof when only a small portion of the roof needs to be repaired, as this could cause noticeable unevenness in the roof.
Re-roofing is a good option when:
- The roof is composed of one layer of asphalt shingles
- The roofing materials are at the end of their life, but the underlying elements are still in good condition
- The shingles are losing granules and wearing out due to age but are not causing leaks
- The shingles are not curled or missing
- The homeowner is seeking a change in roof color or design
When you’re ready to get started with re-roofing services in Granada Hills, Golden Eagle Roofing Services is the team to trust for quality results. Call today to begin discussing the best ways to upgrade your roof.
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