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Re-roofing Or Roof Replacement: What’s Best For You?

Re-roofing vs Roof Replacement

Is your roofing system giving in, in one way or the other? Old roofing systems often tend to damage easily as a result of tear and wear or out of environment instigated reasons. So, if your roof hasn’t seen better days of late, maybe it is time to consider a roof replacement or general re-roofing.

With roof damages, you can either make repairs to address the damages or you can make an overall overhaul of the whole system. Before choosing an approach from the two, you should think long and hard about which option best suits your condition. Your thinking should go beyond cost restrictions, I am pretty sure you want a long-lasting solution for your roof.

Roofing decisions are not easy to make if your roof is showing off some signs of ageing, it is okay to do a repair on the section affected while some times is good to repair the whole roof. So, between re-roofing and roof replacement: What’s Best for You?


Re-roofing is generally a less expensive option than a new a roof, it involves the process of layering new shingles on what is already existing. It is generally good if your roofing system is in good shape and has no major water damages.

The material used determines the quality of re-roofing, re-roofing involves the replacement of torn or damaged shingles or doing roof replacement from tiles to the metal on a relatively new roof. If you happen not to have spare shingles then your patch job may affect the overall shape and look of the roof.

What are the factors necessitating the need for re-roofing?

The intensity of damage: The intensity of the damage dictates which route to take, for example, if your roof leaks in multiple areas re-roofing will best work for the roof as opposed to doing a re-roofing.

The age of the roof: Re-roofing can only be done once, so if your roof is aged and may have undergone top layering then re-roofing won’t work for you. Considering practical application, adding an extra late of shingles will add more weight and is likely to cause a detrimental effect on the whole system. You may require a total roof replacement.

Future repairs: with an additional layer of shingles, determining areas of weakness for repairs in the future will be problematic.

Roof Replacement

Roof replacement involves tearing down the whole roof, down to the roof deck then replacing it with a brand-new installation. Replacements can be done at any time of the year

What are the factors necessitating the need for roof replacement?

Bad shape: If your roof is already in bad shape especially out of ageing replacement can be an effective option.

If there are already two layers of shingles: If you have two roofs already installed on top of each other replace remains the only option.

So how do you know the best option to choose?

Learn from the factors that will determine your decision. Adapting the right strategy will make sure that the solutions you get match your roofing needs and it meets the standards required. We can handle zincalume and colorbond roofs to bring you quality roof replacements.

For replacement and re-roofing services call us today.

By |2021-11-11T10:46:34+10:00April 16th, 2019|News And Articles|