New Roofs Cheltenham
Strong, long-lasting and beautiful roof installations
It’s obvious that your home’s roof is probably its most critical element for providing a safe and comfortable place to live. That’s why proper maintenance is so necessary. However, sometimes repairing your roof isn’t enough, and an entirely new roof is needed.
But, don’t worry.
The truth is, sometimes roofs just need replacing.
If your roof is failing and it’s time for you to get a new one, there are some things you may want to consider. Mainly, you’ll want to check into re roofing versus roof replacement and find the best fit for you. Often re roofing is popular because it costs less than putting on a whole new roof. However, depending on the materials used on your original roof, re roofing might not be an option.
So what’s the difference between re roofing and roof replacement?
Reroofing, or overlaying, is when you leave your existing roof atop your house, and put your new roof over existing shingles. Roof replacement, or the tear-off method, is pretty self-explanatory, but it’s when you decide to rip the entire roof off and replace it with a brand-new one.
Let’s look at some pros and cons of re roofing and roof replacement.
Reroofing is, by far, the more popular choice amongst homeowners when considering their roofing options. Not only is reroofing less expensive, but it also takes much less time. Of course, these two benefits certainly don’t outweigh the laundry list of drawbacks that come with putting a new roof on top of your old one. For one, this option won’t last you as long. Also, reroofing can make it difficult to track leaks and might make your house look flat-out shoddy.
On the other hand, you have a roof replacement. With this option, the only real downside is that it is much more expensive than re-roofing. One benefit of a tear-off roof replacement job is that it will last a long time. Another advantage to completely replacing your roof is that it is much more thorough than re-roofing
The short and skinny of it is that if you have been having many problems with your roof, especially after some patchwork, replacing your roof is your best option. Even though reroofing can save you time and money in the short run, in the end, you wind up paying through the nose for repairs. The fact of the matter is, you’ll have to replace it eventually. So, why delay the inevitable?
Because roofing professionals will have to take off all of your shingles, they get a much clearer look at your roof — ensuring that any rotted out decking or leaks don’t go unnoticed. Finally, deciding to put a brand-new roof on your home will increase its resale value and is very important to buyers.
We have a variety of shingle colours and designs that are meant to cater your custom roofing needs. These materials are backed up with warranty for an added peace of mind.