If your roof is approaching the end of its useful life or has developed severe water-related damage, it may be time to consider roof replacement. You can choose to either install a second set of shingles on top of your existing roof, a process called overlay, or completely tear off the original roof and install a new one. In this post, roof maintenance experts discuss why it is best to do a complete tear-off.
When you opt for a tear-off service, your entire roof will be brand new. You can get rid of rotted decking, patch up curling or broken shingles, eliminate leaks and so much more. Since roofers have to take off all shingles, they can get a clear look at the condition of your roofing system, from the shingles to the underlayment, decking and structural frames.
With a tear-off, the entire residential roofing system will be improved. This means roofers will be able to repair vulnerable areas and install new flashing materials to ensure that your home is watertight for many years to come. Unlike with a simple overlay, removing all your shingles down to the decking can increase the weather resistance, insulation and ventilation properties of your roof.
A full tear-off work will last longer than an overlay will. A brand-new, energy-efficient roof minimizes heat gain better than a roof with multiple layers does. Excessive heat and moisture trapped within old shingles can cause new shingles to curl and deteriorate more quickly.
A newly installed roof will not only enhance the architectural integrity of your home but will also increase the curb appeal and therefore resale value of your home. If you are planning to sell your house in the near future, a complete roof replacement is the best option for you.
You can count on Vista Roofing Inc for high-quality residential roofing solutions, including roof inspection and roof replacement. Our certified team is committed to delivering the comfort, efficiency and satisfaction that each and every homeowner in South Carolina deserves. Call us at (803) 392-0441 or fill out our contact form to request a free, no-obligation quote.