Replacing an old roof on a residential property is a big investment. The job must be done right and in a manner that makes the most of the homeowner’s money. There are two main methods roofing professionals use to install new roofs: re-roofs and tear-offs.
Here’s how to distinguish between the two:
- Tear-off – The entire old roof is removed, and a new roof made from all new materials is installed in its place.
- Re-roof – The old roofing system remains in place, and the new roofing materials are installed directly on top of the old materials.
Re-roofing is both faster and cheaper than roof tear-off since there’s no removal of old materials and fewer materials are installed. However, re-roofing is only suitable for roofs with one layer of shingles. If a roof has already received a second layer of shingles, it cannot be re-roofed again.
While in some cases a roof tear-off is chosen because it’s the only option, selecting a tear-off instead of a re-roof comes with several benefits. When the old roofing materials are removed, it allows the roofers to discover and resolve any underlying issues, which would otherwise go unseen during a re-roof. Tear-offs also typically have longer lifespans than re-roofs, since they are composed of all new materials. Both re-roofs and tear-offs will increase a home’s value, but the biggest increase comes when the roof is replaced with completely new materials.
Since a roof is a home’s first line of defense against the elements, it can become damaged over the years. Here in sunny SoCal, roofs are often damaged by the blistering sun and hot temperatures. Of course, issues might also arise because of improper installation, lack of maintenance, or fallen trees. Because it’s a lot cheaper to repair a roof than replace it, every effort should be made to repair a damaged roof, so long as the roof has not exceeded its expected lifespan.
There are several signs that it’s time to call for professional roof repair, including:
- Roof leaks
- Water spots on ceilings
- Shingles curling or buckling
- Punctures and holes
- Missing shingles
- Blistering shingles
- Granules in the gutter
- Tree damage
- Weather damage
Roof repairs can help homeowners get the most life out of their roofs. Fixing issues sooner than later can prevent further damage and keep repair costs down. Sometimes it’s more cost-effective to replace a roof, such as when the damage covers more than 50% of the roof. Golden Eagle Roofing Services is here to help homeowners choose the right roofing options for their needs and budget. Our expert roofers strive to ensure quality results on every project.
Call us today at (818) 650-3007 to request a free estimate on residential roofing services in Granada Hills.
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