The roof is your home’s protection against the elements and harsh weather conditions. When replacing this component, aside from selecting materials and contractors, you also need to decide between a tear-off and an overlay. Both of these options come with their own sets of pros and cons.
Tear-Off vs. Overlay
With a tear-off, your roofer completely removes the old material before installing the new one. During the process, they will also address any problems unveiled once the old roof has been removed. Meanwhile, with an overlay, your roofer will install new shingles over the old ones. The latter is only an option if your roof has not been overlaid before.
Why Choose a Roof Tear-Off
A tear-off often results in a stronger, more durable roofing system. You’re technically getting a brand new roof, which can benefit you a lot. Your roof installation contractor can address rotted decking or leaks, and you don’t have to worry about them after your project.
Along with your brand new roof are new flashings, helping keep your home watertight. A tear-off also lasts comparably longer than an overlay. Heat and moisture are more likely to get trapped in between layers of shingles. Keep in mind that excessive heat in your shingles can cause them to curl and deteriorate faster.
Another perk of choosing a roof tear-off is added curb appeal, which is great if you’re considering selling your home in the future. This method results in flatter, straighter and more appealing shingles.
Whether you need a new roof or siding, you can count on Green Rhino Builders LLC. Our experienced team also specializes in window installation. Call us at (570) 901-1334, or fill out our contact form to get a free quote.