Should I Reroof or Perform Roof Replacement?
An Ounce of Roof Damage Prevention
When it comes to your home, regular roof maintenance goes a long way in protecting this valuable asset. It not only ensures your property looks great, it saves money, too. Pushing roof repairs off for another day might seem like a good financial choice right now, but it will likely drive up costs when you have roof problems in the future.
Roof Repair, Replacement or Reroofing?
If all or parts of your roof have failed due to age or damage from a storm or something else, you’re probably asking “should I replace my roof or reroof ?” Restoration RX is here to let you know you don’t have to make that decision on your own. We offer the following tips to help you make an informed choice. Call us today if you are looking for a reliable roofing contractor for a roof inspection, roof replacement or reroofing services. We service South Dakota and can provide you with a free estimate!
Reroofing Saves Money
Reroofing typically costs less than performing roof replacement because it enables us to install a roof covering without the need for a new roof deck and/or structural support. Sometimes we can even reroof over existing asphalt shingles. It’s often possible to choose a different type of roofing material altogether, if your home can support the weight. We offer materials such as wood shakes, steel and more.
When to Replace Your Roof
If your home’s roof has suffered structural damage due to wind, water, heavy snow, a fallen tree or something else, making roof repairs to the affected areas may be possible. However, it may be necessary to reroof to produce a uniform look. In some instances, complete roof replacement may be the only way to fix the problem. A new roof is also in order if your home has two layers of shingles on it, since most areas of the state have building codes that forbid adding a third layer of asphalt shingles and would not issue a permit for the work. As stated, we might be able to reroof over existing shingles, but if your current roof is covered in steel, wood shakes or tile, then replacement is the only realistic option. Roof replacement is necessary for your home if:
- Current roofing is damaged or in poor condition.
- Existing roof has two or more layers.
- Decking is in bad shape.
- Current roofing materials cannot be covered (such as steel).
Have a Roof Inspection Performed
According to NACHI, “the average life expectancy of a typical residential roof is 15 to 20 years.” The most reliable way to determine whether reroofing or roof replacement is in order, is to have us do a professional roof inspection. This is especially important if you notice signs of major roof damage or if you suspect your current roofing materials have reached the end of their life expectancy. Roof inspectors can spot issues both large and small, because of their training. A close inspection will allow us to determine the condition of your roof’s sheathing and underlayment as we look for rot or structural issues due to high winds, ice dams or water damage. In such cases, basic roof repair or reroofing are not options, so you would need a roof replacement.
We Tell it Like it Is
At Restoration RX, we have your best interests at heart. This means, when we inspect the roof on your home, we’ll give you the unvarnished, unbiased truth about its condition. We provide you with our expert opinion on how to proceed with your roofing project. When you are looking at hiring a roofing contractor in South Dakota to perform roof repairs or for new roofing installation, please give us a call! Home improvement is our specialty.