Your roof is quite possibly one of the biggest investments that you could ever make.
When it’s done right, you’ll also find that it gives you the biggest return too. Studies have shown that new roofs yield around 80% of their original cost when resold, so if you believe that your roof is in need of a replacement, you have to make sure that you do not put it off.
What Does Re-Roofing Involve?
Getting your roof re-done is the fastest way for you to restore the appearance of your roof. When you get a re-roof done, a shingle overlay will be placed over the worn-out shingles. This will restore the look of your roof and it will also give you a protective layer. One bonus of this is that it will stop leaks from damaging your home. Re-roofing does not require expensive labor and it doesn’t require a lot of materials either. Re-roofing is also the fastest way for you to restore your roof. The only cons are if you have two shingle layers on your roof, then you may not be able to add a third layer. It doesn’t last as long when compared to getting your roof replaced either. Lastly, if you have metal roofing, re-roofing is not recommended.
What does a Roof Replacement Involve?
When your roof is replaced, the older shingles will be stripped from the roof. This will expose the deck. An underlayment will then be applied to protect the roof from water. The new shingles will be installed on top, and this will help the roof to last 20 years or sometimes, even more. If the deck is damaged, this will need to be repaired before any work can be carried out. The pros of replacing your roof include the fact that it lasts longer when compared to re-roofing and it can be done regardless of how many shingles are on the roof. Re-roofing may cover up any issues such as rot, but this won’t. You’ll be left with a safer and sturdier roof at the end of it. There are some cons when it comes to getting your roof replaced, some of them include the fact that it’ll cost you way more in time, materials, and money.
What does a Roof Repair Involve?
When you get a roof repair done, you will have any issues dealt with. You’ll also be able to stop any issues from getting worse over time. That being said, you have to understand that it won’t do anything for the general aesthetic of your roof, and it probably won’t make your house worth any more either, so you need to keep this in mind if possible. Of course, if you want to find out if your roof needs a repair or a replacement, then it’s a good idea for you to speak to a professional. When you do, they can advise you on whether or not re-roofing is a good option and also if you can save money during the process.
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