Your roof is showing signs of wear and tear. Perhaps a few shingles are missing here and there or your roof has been invaded by critters recently, and although they have vacated the premises, they’ve left behind a hole and more roof damage. However, most of your roof is in pretty good shape. So how do you decide whether to reroof, repair, or replace your roof?
PRN Roofing in Tuscaloosa is a commercial roof replacement and residential roof replacement expert. We understand roofs and when they need to be replaced and when they can be salvaged. As your local roofer, we offer free estimates to help you determine the longevity of your roof. In this blog post, we’ll go over some things we look for to help us determine whether your commercial or residential roof needs replaced. Contact us today to get started!
WHAT IS REROOFING, REPAIR, AND REPLACEMENT?
Most people have never heard of reroofing and don’t consider it an option when deciding whether to repair or replace your roof. However, reroofing is a viable option, depending on your roof situation. Reroofing is where you lay a new layer of shingles on top of an existing, older layer of shingles. In other roof replacement methods, such as with metal roofs, the existing shingle layer is left on as well. This is comparable to wearing two sweaters when it’s cold outside as now you will have two layers of warmth. Roofing goes incredibly fast with re-roofing as there is no tear off. This is also incredibly environmentally-friendly as your old shingles do not end up in the landfill.
Roof replacement, including commercial roof replacement and residential roof replacement, involves tearing off your old shingle layer down to the deck, laying down new felt paper and shingles, and discarding the old roof completely. This, obviously, is more expensive as it is labor-intensive, not to mention you have to pay for landfill space.
Roof repair, including commercial roof repair and residential roof repair, involves fixing only the damaged part of your roof, so, in essence, patchworking your roof.
WHICH IS BETTER?
Reroofing works when your roof is nearing the end of your lifespan, but overall is in good shape. You may have a small leak or some missing shingles, but overall there is no major damage. Reroofing works best if you do do the entire roofing surface. Otherwise, a roof repair is your better choice.
Replacing your roof should be done when it is at the end of its lifespan (which will vary based on materials used), there are major leaks or structural damage, or the cost of roof repair is more than the cost of roof replacement. If your roof deck is damaged (which would be indicated by a sagging roof), you would need a roof replacement as well.
WHICH ROOF REPAIR, REROOFING, OR ROOF REPLACEMENT IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Calling in an expert local roofer, such as PRN Roofing in Tuscaloosa, can help you make the decision whether to repair your roof, reroof, or replace it. We’ll perform a thorough roof inspection, noting any damage we see, leaks we notice, or holes in your roof that could be an indication of structural damage. Based on what we find, we’ll offer up recommendations, but ultimately, it’s up to you. Our expert roofers can answer any questions you may have and explain the pros and cons to commercial roof replacement, repair, or reroof based on your particular situation. Either way you choose, we’ll next provide you with a written estimate and get you scheduled right away.
PRN Roofing in Tuscaloosa offers the best commercial roof replacement services, along with the best residential roof replacement services and multi-family roofing services. We always do what’s best for our customers and work hard to offer you the best customer experience possible. We understand how hard it is to find great service in the roofing industry, which is why we also offer gutter cleaning services, siding repair and replacement services, and painting services. We hope that once you use us for your commercial roof replacement that you will give us a call with your siding is damaged, in the fall when your gutters need cleaning, or when you need a new coat of exterior paint for your home.
When you’re roof is looking worse for the wear, or you need other exterior home services, give us a call near Tuscaloosa today!