Roof replacement is the procedure of laying down a new set of roof shingles on top of an old set of shingles. It can go faster because there’s no tear-off, and since there’s only one layer, reroofing will often go much quicker and be less expensive overall. However, a full roof restoration can typically be performed regardless of how many layers of shingle are on the roof itself, so in this case, proof alone can often be sufficient.
There are several different types of roofing repair and replacement, depending on what caused the damage to the roof in the first place. For example, if a falling tree branch damaged your shingled, you would need a full replacement so that it could be replaced on its own. However, if it were damaged by hail, then a replacement would most likely not be necessary.
If you have hail damage, you’re probably looking to need a full roof replacement because it is likely to be more expensive than just a roof repair. But let’s take a closer look at the costs. Let’s say you have two layers of asphalt shingling on your roof that have been damaged by hail. If you were to repair these damaged shingled sections and replace them with brand new asphalt shingling, you could potentially save yourself thousands of dollars. Roofing companies, however, may not want to spend such a great deal of money on a simple roof repair because a repair is much easier to pay for in the long run.
In this scenario, the solution would be to replace the damaged sections of asphalt and then re-stack them on top of one another to create a new roof. However, if the damaged shingled section had been replaced, it would also be necessary to discard and replace the damaged section with a new shingle section. The problem with this is that you would still have a section of damaged, old shingled insulation above the new, repaired section of shingled insulation. In many cases, the entire damaged roof needs to be replaced, even though there are only two layers. In addition, if you have an existing leak in the roof that has not been repaired, then the added expense of replacing the damaged insulation and repairing the leak will ultimately cost you more than a roof replacement alone.
If you have a single ice dam in your attic, then you can expect that the roof damage will be confined to one relatively small layer. However, if you have multiple ice dams in your attic, then you will be faced with an issue that involves multiple layers of damaged insulation in addition to the layers that you already have installed in the attic. In some cases, the additional insulation layers are not enough to make a significant difference in the degree of a roof leak. Therefore, it may be necessary to have portions of your attic rebuilt to stop the leaks.
If you are looking into roof repairs, it would be a good idea to contact a reputable roofer that can determine whether or not the damage is extensive or confined to just one area. It is important to keep in mind that it is impossible to assess the extent of the damage to your home without having access to all of the available evidence, which includes looking into the attic and checking the ceiling and floor joists. It is also a good idea to check the ceilings of crawlspaces and other cavity areas where water can accumulate. If you cannot locate any evidence of water damage within your home, then it would be a good idea to hire a professional to come and inspect your home for you.
After the roof inspection has been completed and you have decided whether or not you wish to proceed with re-roofing, the next step will be to choose the type of material you would like to use for re-roof. There are several different types of materials on the market, and a qualified roofer should explain them and provide examples of their effectiveness. For instance, some people choose to re-roof with asphalt shingles, whereas others prefer to re-root with wood shakes. It is also possible to choose to utilize one layer of a material, such as cedar shakes, and then install another layer of another material, such as asphalt shingles or tile, on top of that initial layer. However, most people tend to want their roofs to be solid pieces, so it would be a good idea to start with one layer and add additional layers as needed.
To make sure that your roof is effective in stopping leaks and in retaining heat and cold, you should make sure that it is also free of gaps, cracks, or missing shingles and tiles. These gaps and cracks allow heat and cold to penetrate your roof and cause further damage. In addition to repairing these gaps and cracks, you can also purchase shingle tabs and nails that would make replacing shingled portions easier.