When it comes to needing a new roof, there is a lot to consider. When you choose West Side Roofing, you know you're in good hands!
A re-roof is when we will use existing materials to add new shingles to your roof. Whereas a tear of and replace is a brand new roof from the foundation to the shingles.
People will want to try and save money by re-roofing, but that is not the case. You might save money on labor, but you're relying on the old roof as the foundation for your new roof. The tear-off and replace gives us the opportunity to check the wood and ensure that your roof will last longer with all brand new materials and a better foundation.
In addition, the protective ice and water shield cannot be installed over existing shingles. So, if you were to go the re-roof route, you'll be sacrificing that extra leak prevention and run the risk of water damage.
We always talk with the home or business owner to discuss the options when it comes to their roofing needs. If a re-roof is a good option, we will let them know, but 90%-95% of the time, we tear off the old roof and replace it.
If you are looking for a company to install your new roof or repair damage or a leak, contact us today to learn more!