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Even the best roofs have an expiration date and like many home improvement projects, replacing a roof can be a little bit costly. Experts agree that the average lifespan of a roof is around 20 years, if properly maintained and regularly repaired. One way you might think you can save money is with a “roof over” or by re-roofing. You might wonder what does that mean exactly? Well, that means installing the new shingles directly over the old ones. While it might appear advisable and allow you to spare some money in lower disposal and labor costs, the potential problems outweigh the benefits and advantages. Roof-overs may actually reduce the life of new shingles due to heat buildup and problems with trapped moisture. There might also be issues with the underlying decking that are not revealed and repaired. You can depend on our knowledge, tools and materials when the roof on your property needs to be replaced.
A part of professional roof repair is not only removing all of the old shingles, but making any necessary and vital repairs to the underlying wood. We will make sure to thoroughly inspect all elements of your roof support structure to make sure what kind of repairs are needed. Placing new shingles over faulty wood is never advisable and may reduce the life of the new roofing materials. Also, another thing is, shingles should never be affixed directly to raw wood on the roof.
Protective barriers made of felt or some other coverings provide extra ice and water shields needed to fully and completely protect your home. This is especially vital in areas with heavy rains or icy temperatures. We will also include all the additional installation materials needed for a proper roof replacement such as fasteners, flashing and drip edges as a part of the price. A properly functioning roof system will protect your home and possessions for years to come if done correctly and by professionals like us at Reilly Roofing & Gutters.
We will make sure to discuss with you what this assessment consists of. We guarantee you that your new roof will be completed to your satisfaction so you can have a complete peace of mind. If your roof is older than 20 years, we are strongly advising you to give us a call as soon as possible. Our experts can inspect your roof and tell you whether you need repairs or a complete roof replacement. You should carefully evaluate each material before deciding which one is the best fit for your residential or commercial property.
Types of Re-Roofing Solutions
Metal –Metal roofs are one of the longest lasting materials for roofing.
Built-Up Roofing System – This system has been in use in the U.S. for more than 100 years and it is the most popular material used on low-slope roofs. Built-up roofing is composed of several layers of bitumen surfaces and completed with an aggregate layer or coating.
Modified Bitumen – This roofing system is a durable, weather resistant type of material for low slope roofs.
Single-Ply –Single-ply roofing membranes have grown in popularity over the past 30 years due to their flexibility, relative ease of installation and competitive price.
Shingles – These are generally the lightest and most common type of roofing material in America for steep-sloped roofing system.
Tiles –Due to their longevity and various colors, tiles are very popular to owners. Not to mention, they are often quite easy to replace if they get damaged.
An examination of your building’s roof by a licensed roofing professional is the first step of roof replacement. The professionally trained roofing contractor knows exactly what to look for when evaluating your roof. You can rest assured that the job will be done the right way the first time. Here, at Reilly Roofing & Gutters, a job is not done until our client is not satisfied with finishing result, so give us a call.