We at Five Points Roofing know that quality residential reroofing is an ideal option for many homeowners – especially those who are not ready to have a complete roof replacement. We have been providing trusted residential reroofing services to the central Florida area for over 35 years.
What is Reroofing?
Reroofing is the process of layering one set of new shingles over a set of previously existing shingles. Reroofing can only be done one time, so if you already have two layers of roofing in one place, reroofing is not an option for your roof. Because there is no tear off with residential reroofing, it can go much faster and be much more cost effective than a complete residential roof replacement.
When Reroofing is a Good Idea
Reroofing is a good option for homeowners who have a roof that is in overall good shape but is reaching the end of its lifespan. Perhaps there are minor issues or leaks at play but no significant water damage, missing or soggy shingles or large amounts of mildew or moss growth. Reroofing is a great idea if you are having the entire roof done as well rather than just a partial roof.
When Reroofing Should Not be Done
Residential reroofing isn’t the best option for everyone. Because existing shingles are not being lifted up, it is difficult to determine for sure what the roof decking looks like. Although many problems can be spotted before the shingles are removed, there are sometimes issues underneath the shingles (like sagging or rot) that are not apparent beneath the shingles. When a new layer is added on top of the old, the problem is essentially covered but not fixed.
If only one part of your roof needs to be repaired, reroofing may not be the best option because you will have one section of your roof that is thicker than the areas that surround it. This can lead to problems with matching up, which can be noticeable.
Reroofing is only ideal when there is one existing layer of shingles in place. Although some may try to reroof more than two layers of shingle, doing so puts you at risk of being able to drive nails deep enough to hold the newest layer in place. With too many layers of shingles in place, it also becomes difficult to see what is underneath, leading to potentially more problems that can be quite costly.
If your roof is failing, consider residential reroofing as an option before diving into a complete roof replacement. Contact us so we can help you determine which option is best for you.