Why a Complete Roofing Tear-Off Is Better Than an Overlay

Why a Complete Roofing Tear-Off Is Better Than an Overlay

A roof replacement is one of the biggest investments you will make for your home. That’s why it’s important to ensure the project is done properly by an experienced roofing contractor. One of the biggest mistakes some homeowners make during this project is installing the new shingles over the old shingles, which is known as an overlay. Today, ABM Services & Renovations explains why a complete roof tear-off is better than a roof overlay. 

Your Roof Deck Might Be Damaged

If your current roof is over 20 years old, then it’s likely your roof deck has sustained some damage, whether in the form of water damage, mold or dry rot. A full roof tear-off and replacement is the only way to reveal if the deck needs repair. A roof overlay is the equivalent of slapping a band-aid over a serious wound.

A Roof Overlay Is Too Heavy

A roof overlay will add quite a bit of weight at the top of your home. Your roof structure is designed to handle only a certain amount of load. Roof shingles are heavy, so if your house is old then it may not be able to handle the additional load. Play it safe and choose a complete roofing tear-off instead.

A Roof Tear-Off Leads to Better Results

A complete tear-off will replace the entire roofing system. Your new roofing system will be able to protect your home more effectively because each part will be new and specifically designed to work with the other parts. For example, we can repair or replace the roof decking, install new flashing, add support to leak-prone areas and more.

You can rely on our company for your residential or commercial roof installation because of our many years of experience, dedication to the use of quality products and exceptional workmanship. We also offer a diverse array of home improvement services. We serve many areas in GA including Locust Grove and Sandy Springs. Call us at (770) 282-3700 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote. You can also contact us here.