Should You Complete A Roof Overlay vs. Roof Replacement

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Roof Overlay vs. Roof Replacement

A roof overlay involves installing new asphalt shingles over the existing asphalt shingles without installing WinterGuard and RoofRunner underlayment. In addition, roofing overlays only provide homeowners with a fresh new layer of shingles, a false sense of security, and a more significant expense down the road. Also, roof overlays are cheap, quick, and practical, but this application is generally not standard and may cost you more in the long run. Here are three reasons why.

Three Reasons To Replace Your Roof Completely

Underlying Damage

When installing an overlay, contractors will have a difficult time examining the roofing system. As a result, the decking board or plywood that the existing shingles rest on may be compromised. Therefore, the roofing system will likely leak again if the contractor does not fix the rotted plywood or the damaged decking boards.

False Sense Of Security

It’s important to remember to think long-term. Installing shingles over an already failing roofing system may give the aesthetic look of a new roof, but not the protection of one. Primarily, it’s important to note that water in flirtation can still be a problem due to the old decking boards or plywood. Additionally, roofing overlays have approximately 8-10 years of lifespan, depending on the unknown condition under the existing shingles. As a result, homeowners will save as little as 2,000 dollars versus a complete roof replacement.

Bigger Expense Later

It’s important to remember to think long-term. Installing shingles over an already failing roofing system may give the aesthetic look of a new roof, but not the protection of one. Primarily, it’s important to note that water in flirtation can still be a problem due to the old decking boards or plywood remaining. Additionally, roofing overlays have approximately 8-10 years of lifespan, depending on the unknown condition under the existing shingles. As a result, homeowners will save as little as 2,000 dollars compared to a complete roof replacement.

Your roofing system is a significant component of your home. The roof keeps everything from your personal belongings to your floors and drywall protected at all times. Cutting a corner to save a few thousand dollars is not worth it. Replace your roof entirely.

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