When it’s time to replace your roof, you have two ways to go about it: either overlay the new roofing material over the old one, or completely tear off the old roof. While the former is a more cost-effective choice, it’s a short-term solution to a long-term problem.
Enchantment Roofing and Construction, your emergency roof repair expert, explains why tear-offs for roof replacement may be the better option.
As its name suggests, tear-offs involve completely removing the old roofing material to put on a completely new one. Membranes are stripped and shingles are removed, leaving the structure bare and ready for new application.
Overlaying a new roofing material makes the structure heavier and traps heat between the old and new shingles. This will have a negative impact on energy efficiency and makes roof repair more difficult to complete.
Tear-offs are the better solution because you won’t have to deal with the old roof anymore and the new roof won’t be compromised by any problems that may arise from the original roofing material. Enchantment Roofing and Construction offers this as part of our replacement and roofing maintenance services.
Things to Consider Before a Tear-Off
Before you have the roof torn off, there a few things to consider. First, be mindful of the weather. Tear-offs expose the bare roof structure to moisture, putting it at risk for leaks. Always do a tear-off and replacement during a clear, sunny day.
Consider as well what kind of material you’ll be replacing the old one with. Heavier roofing materials such as clay tile and slate may seem attractive, but the house may not be able to handle the extra weight.
Finally, consider the age of the roof. The only time an overlay is actually the better solution is when the roof is still brand-new but needs reinforcing, such as after a storm. Tear-offs are the best solution when replacing roofs that are past their operating life span.
When it comes to roof repair, tear-offs and new roof construction, Enchantment Roofing and Construction never cuts corners. We take the time and skill to expertly complete each task at hand. Whether you need a new roof or a roof restoration coating system, we do it right the first time around.
Call us today at (505) 780-4616 to learn more about our services. We offer emergency roof repair in Santa Fe, NM.
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