Homeowners generally have two choices when they want to replace their old roof. On the one hand, you can have your old roof torn off completely before installing a new roofing system. On the other, you can have your new roofing materials installed over your old ones. As the leading roofing and siding installation company in the area, we recommend you choose the former. We explain why below.
The Benefits of a Brand New Roof
Choosing a complete tear-off of your old roof allows you to enjoy the numerous advantages that a new roofing system can provide. Since the entire roof is being replaced, the roofers can get a good look at what’s underneath your old shingles or metal panels. From there, they can perform repairs on areas that show signs of mold infestation and rot due to moisture intrusion.
With a complete tear-off, they can be certain that the finished product will look perfect. Depending on your choice of roofing material, you’ll immediately notice how well it matches the rest of your home’s exterior, from the replacement windows to the siding. Also, new flashings make sure your home remains watertight for most of the roof’s lifespan. More importantly, it can boost your home’s overall value, especially if you are looking to put your property up for sale in the future.
By having the pros remove the old roof before installing the new one, you can expect your investment to last much longer than when you choose the roof overlay option. While it is a much cheaper choice than a complete tear-off, installing over existing shingles may cause heat to get trapped, causing the new roofing materials to curl and break down quicker.
At Christian Brothers Roofing, we specialize in high-quality roof replacement. We utilize top-notch products from well-known manufactures like GAF and Owens Corning®. Count on us when it comes to gutter protection as well. Call us today at (502) 244-0208, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.