Posted on: 24 August 2015
When a significant portion of your roof is impaired, repairing may be either too expensive, not feasible due to its overall condition, or both. Therefore, you will need to reroof most or all of the entire area. Fortunately, reroofing does not mean that you must remove the damaged portions of an asphalt roof before you replace it with new materials. In most cases, you can apply new shingles over the damaged units and save yourself time, money and frustration while getting the benefits of a new roof.
You Will Likely Save A Lot Of Money
If you choose to remove the asphalt and begin anew; it will be necessary to install a new base for the roof, with all of the expenses associated with the new shingles and roof. Regardless, whether you start new or choose to use the existing asphalt, it is a good idea to plan for new felt paper. It provides a base for the roof that is resistant to water and moisture, and should be secured to the base every six inches.
In addition, by roofing over the existing asphalt shingles, you will not have to pay anyone to rip off the damaged asphalt. The dumpster or garbage fees from the removal of asphalt and its associated components will similarly decrease by using the asphalt already on your roof as a base and installing new asphalt to provide protection from the elements.
Reroofing Over The Existing Asphalt Is Ecologically Responsible
Although the benefit of not having to pay for disposal of the damaged roof has already been mentioned, it is also important to point out that by continuing to use the asphalt shingles, you are making an eco-friendly choice. Even though asphalt is frequently recycled, it only makes sense that not all of the components of the asphalt can be totally recycled. By extension, that also means that some asphalt is not recycled at all.
By building over the damaged asphalt that is already on your roof, it is obvious that none of the asphalt will need to go into a landfill. It also provides an extra layer of insulation, which is inherently kind to the environment and allows the cooling and heating of your home to be a little easier and less expensive.
In conclusion, reroofing is an ideal way to provide your family with the security expected from a functional roof without any unnecessary expense, wasted time or personal frustration. That means that it is crucial to ask your roofing expert if your home can benefit from getting new asphalt over the damaged portions.Share