When having a roof replaced, you can choose to lay new shingles over your old roof or tear-off the original roof and install a new one.
Here’s why a complete tear-off is a better roofing method.
Brand New, Better Roof
Every part of your roof will be replaced with a complete tear-off. You don’t have to worry about leaks or rotted decking. Roofers will remove all the old shingles so they will get a closer look into your roof’s condition.
An overlay adds a lot of weight at the top of your home since roofing shingles are heavy. Older homes may not be able to handle the extra load. With a complete tear-off, you can make sure the structural integrity of your new roof is not compromised.
More Durable Roof
A roof that’s been completely replaced will last longer than an overlay ever will. Professionals will repair the high-risk areas and install new flashing to keep your home watertight.
Increased Property Value
The roof is a major factor many buyers consider when purchasing a house as well. An overlay can drive away potential buyers because the roof system is more likely to leak.
Certain building codes only allow up to two layers of shingles while others prohibit it. Warranties may only cover a complete roof tear-off because manufacturers want to avoid being responsible for problems that occur due to installing a new roof on a possibly damaged deck.
Keep in mind that even a high-quality roof can fail early when it’s not properly installed. Hire a reliable and experienced roofing contractor for your roof replacement like Goodrich Roofing. We have been providing superior roofing services since 1946. Call us at (505) 884-0662, or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Albuquerque.