If your home has a shingle roof, and if that roof is starting to become worn-out, you might be looking into your options for replacing it. As you might be aware, many people have their shingle roofs completely removed and then replaced. However, there is also the option to have your shingle roof re-roofed; basically, this simply means that you can have more shingles installed on top of your existing shingle roof, all without having your original roof removed at all. These tips for success can help you get the best possible results from having your shingle roof re-roofed.
Only Do it Once
First of all, you should know that re-roofing is really only something that you should consider if there is only one layer of shingles on your roof. Although you might be tempted to use re-roofing as a roof replacement option later, it is typically best to only do it once. If you do it too many times, you have to worry about there being underlying damage that you cannot see, and you also have to worry about the possibility of the shingles being too heavy and putting too much pressure on the top of the home.
Make Sure a Thorough Inspection is Performed
Before installing additional shingles on top of your existing shingles, you should perform a thorough inspection of the roof. Then, you can make sure that the roof itself is, in fact, in pretty good condition, even if the existing shingles need to be replaced. A roofing professional should be able to help with this.
Buy High-Quality Shingles
Even though you might be planning on having your shingle roof re-roofed instead of replaced because you're hoping to cut costs, you shouldn't try to cut costs on your shingles. Instead, make sure that you purchase high-quality shingles for best results.
Have the Job Done by a Professional
Lastly, even if you think that you could apply new shingles on top of your home yourself, you will probably want to hire a professional to do it. Of course, there will be some labor charges involved if you hire someone for the job. However, since re-roofing is a faster and easier job than tearing off and replacing a roof, the labor charges are typically quite a bit cheaper. Therefore, it might not be as expensive to hire a roofing professional for the job as you might think, and you can make sure that the job is done the right way.