You might be thinking that you won’t need to replace your underlayment as you plan your roofing project. But taking the cheaper and easier route in getting your new roof installed will only lead to more problems later on.
On the other hand, a roof replacement means tearing off all the old materials installed on your roof until the deck is left then putting new layers of roofing material from underlayment to shingles. It also means paying a bit more for the labor, but it’s worth the investment in the long run.
As a trusted expert in roofing and window repair, Allstar Construction of Fargo shares some insight on why you’re better off with a total roof tear-off. Here’s what you need to know:
Reroofing Isn’t Always Ideal
Since you’re not lifting up the existing shingles, you won’t be able to check what the condition of your roof deck looks like. Most problems can be spotted before the shingles are torn off, but there are some occasions when rot or sag isn’t immediately apparent. When you add a new layer, you’re not really fixing the problem, you’re just covering it.
It’s also important to remember that some manufacturers require one new layer of underlayment when installing new shingles. Most professional roofers know to follow the right procedure, but there are some contractors who don’t do this, which could void the warranty.
Full Roof Replacements Are Better in the Long Run
Roof replacements should always be done if there‘s more than one layer of shingles on the roof, or if there are more problems suspected with the roof deck. If the shingles and roof are in very bad condition, a roof replacement is the best solution since it allows all problems to be addressed instead of simply covering it up.
As a trusted specialist among roofing and door companies, Allstar Construction of Fargo makes sure the job gets done professionally and efficiently. Call us today at (701) 478-7663 or fill out our convenient contact form. Talk to us today!