What Is Re-Roofing?
The innovative method of re-roofing sounds like its name. It involves laying a new layer of shingles on the roof without taking out the old layers, thus providing thorough protection without needing to fully replace the entire roof system. Re-roofing is an effective way of patching up problematic areas. It can be accomplished not only for traditional steep slope roofs but for low slope options as well.
When Does a Building Qualify for Re-Roofing?
Since re-roofing involves far less time than traditional replacement, and it costs less as well, it makes sense that so many people would seek this option. Nevertheless, not every building can be re-roofed. To qualify for re-roofing, a building must not be missing too many shingles. It also cannot have been previously re-roofed, since the additional layer would be too heavy. Our roofing service technicians can advise if a commercial property requires a full replacement or if re-roofing would be an option.
The primary qualifiers for re-roofing include:
- A roof that only has one layer of shingles
- No large bald patches in the room
- An absence of sagginess or hollowed areas in the roof
- Clean shingles, rather than ones that are moldy, or covered by moss or mildew
- A thoroughly dry layer of shingles, without continually damp patches
When we have any issues, which is seldom, he sends out his crew and inspects and reports back to us. Usually the issue is internal or due to an non roof component of the weather seal. If it is the roof, the repair is executed quickly and covered under warranty.John M.
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