Is a roof replacement in your home’s near future? Then you’ve probably have heard you have two main options when re-roofing an asphalt roof: tear off and overlay. In almost every situation, a tear-off roof is the better choice. Though it might cost a little extra, a tear-off roof replacement has many benefits that outweigh the cost. Here are 5 of the most important benefits of a tear-off roof.
#1 BRAND NEW LOOK One key concern that comes with an overlay roof project is that they don’t always come out looking brand new. To complete an overlay roof, your roofer will add another layer of shingles on top of your existing roof, possibly accentuating in sways or buckles in your roof. When you opt for a tear-off roof, you’re pretty much investing in a #newroof, from the shingles to underlayment, and even the decking of your roof, every component of your roof will be brand new and look brand new.
#2 LONG-TERM INVESTMENT When you opt for a #tearoffroof replacement, your roofer will tear everything off your existing roof, including old shingles, old underlayment, and any decking that’s been compromised or starting to rot. Everything is replaced with brand-new materials giving your home a new beginning. This long-term solution can last anywhere from 20-30 years, depending on the new asphalt shingles you choose, and the materials your roofer uses.
#3 UPGRADE OPPORTUNITIES Since a tear-off roof project means that your roofer will tear off any old material, this project gives you the opportunity to upgrade your roof structure if necessary and any other serious upgrades you might want. Roofing technology has come a long way and if you’re hoping to make your home energy-efficient, a tear-off roofing project gives you the access to add new insulation in your attic or reinforce older structures.
#4 INCREASES HOME VALUE A new roof can provide as much as a 105% return on investment. That’s a serious value. An overlay roof can actually decrease the value of your home, as it can negatively affect your #curbappeal, and it’s a negative point for sellers, who won’t want to deal with removing two layers of the roof instead of just one. So, if you’re planning on selling anytime soon, a tear-off #roofreplacement is certainly in your best interest.
#5 EASY MAINTENANCE When your roof is replaced, you shouldn’t have to worry about any leaks or problems for years to come. Time for a new roof now? We provide homeowners with a variety of shingle colors and material warranties. That means whether you’re looking for a brand new roof or a tear-off roof replacement, we can provide you with the highest quality asphalt shingles on the market. Give us a call or click this link for a FREE estimate,