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Roof Replacement vs ReRoofing

If your roof is failing, it may be time to call Premier Home Renovation for repairs or get a new one. While reroofing may be a less expensive alternative to a total roof replacement, it might not be the best option for your home. Premier Home Renovations will help you learn the differences between the two, and let you know when one is better than the other for your roof’s situation.

What Is Reroofing?

Reroofing is the process of layering a set of new shingles over existing shingles. This process can only be done once. If you already have two layers of roofing in place, reroofing is not a viable option for your home. Reroofing can take less time and can be much less expensive than a total roof replacement.

What Is a Roof Replacement?

A roof replacement is an intensive process that involves completely removing all the shingles and everything down to the deck, then placing new shingles. No matter how many layers of shingles are on your roof, Premier Home Renovations can conduct a roof replacement for you. This is a great roofing option if your roof is not suitable for reroofing.  However, this is typically a more expensive option as it requires a lot of time and labor.

When Reroofing Is Good For Your Home

For homeowners who have a roof that is in overall good health but is nearing the end of its lifespan, reroofing can be a good option. It is also recommended if your roof currently only has one layer of shingles.If you decide to have your entire roof done, instead of a partial roof repair, this is also a good choice.

When Reroofing Is Bad For Your Home

Reroofing may not always be the best idea for every home. There is no definite way of knowing what the roof deck looks like, unless you lift up the existing shingles. While most roofing issues can be spotted before the shingles are torn off, sometimes there is rot or sagging that is not visible. Placing a new layer of shingles on top of an old layer does not fix the problem, it merely covers it up. Reroofing can be a pain when there is a section of roof that is thicker than the surrounding areas.

Replacing your home’s roofing system is an incredibly important decision. At Premier Home Renovations, we offer our residential customers the most popular brands of shingle roof products, professionally installed with the highest standards. If you are in the New Jersey, Delaware or Pennsylvania area, contact us today at (855) 281-7631.

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