If your roof has sustained damage, or just lost its luster with age, re-roofing may be the best option for you. Many people believe that when it comes to a new roof, hiring a professional strictly for roof replacement services is the only way to go. What these people do not realize is that re-roofing is a perfectly viable, and much more cost-effective way to protect your investment, breathe some life into your existing roof, add a beautiful addition to your home, and increase your home’s value. The professionals at All-Star Roofing will visit your home to determine what is the best course of action for you and your home.
Your home’s roof is the largest part of your investment, and a healthy roof can make or break your home’s value. In fact, real estate agents, and savvy home buyers will typically ask about the health of your home’s roof as one of their first questions. Your roof brings character to your home. It’s the largest part and after all, it’s the thing that separates you from the elements outside! Unfortunately, people tend to shy away from getting any non-emergency work done on their roof. It’s a commitment to get roof repairs done, or even full-on replacements. Luckily, re-roofing is here as an option for you. Re-roofing is the perfect middle ground and is, sometimes, all you need to get your roof looking and functioning like brand new again!
What Is Re-Roofing?
The process of re-roofing involves overlaying new shingles over your older existing ones. Unlike a full-on roof replacement, a re-roofing job is not completely taking apart your roof to put on a new one, only reinforcing what you already have. Re-roofing jobs do not strip away the existing shingles, nor the underlayment layer that protects your home from water damage. Since the re-roofing process does not require as many materials or as much labor, it is typically a much faster and much cheaper alternative to a brand new roof.
Is Re-Roofing An Option For Me?
When your shingle roof is damaged and in need of a replacement, you will want to consider all options available to you and choose the one that’s best for your home. In many cases, your roof may only have minor damages and a simple re-roofing is all you need! Our team of roofing professionals will assess your roof and determine if a re-roofing job is enough and if it is an option for you. The largest determining factor is the layers of shingles you already have on your roof. In compliance with building codes, a roof can only have two layers of shingles at maximum. After that, your roof will become heavy and can begin to sag, retain unnecessary water, and actually shorten your roof’s lifespan. If your roof only has one layer of shingles with no significant damages, then you may be the perfect candidate for a re-roofing job!
Things to Consider Regarding Re-Roofing and Roof Replacement
It is important to understand the scope of your project when deciding what to do with your roof. That is why it is a good idea to research what both re-roofing and roof replacement entail to make sure you are making the right decision.
The first thing to consider is your budget. Re-roofing is a much more cost-effective alternative to roof replacement, as it enhances and improves your roof rather than completely taking it off and putting a new one on. The second thing to consider is how much time you want to invest. If you are anxious to get your roof fixed, re-roofing could be the best option. Once again, it does not involve fixing or replacing your entire roof, so it is a much quicker process than roof replacement.
However, there are other, more negative things to consider as well. One of these is the materials your roof is made out of. Certain types of roofs, such as metal roofs, are unable to be fixed without replacing the entire roof. You also need to consider the age of your roof at the moment. If your roof is newer and does not have significant damage, it is best to re-roof. However, if your roof is around 10 to 15 years in service, it is recommended that you completely replace the roof.
Here at All-Star Roofing, we take the needs of our clients very seriously. That is why we are committed to making sure your residential re-roofing project goes as smoothly as possible. Since residential roofs are prone to have steep slopes and different styles, our re-roofing process is customized to your roof’s needs. We want to make sure that you and your family are comfortable and content knowing that your roof is at the best quality possible.
What makes commercial roofs stand out more against residential roofs is that there is a lot more to work with during the re-roofing process. This includes the larger roofing space and the different roofing materials installed that are normally not seen installed on residential homes. Commercial roofs are also either flat or sloop very low. Much like our residential re-roofing process, our commercial re-roofing process is customized with you and your business in mind. We take everything into consideration when making sure your commercial roof returns back to working hours.
Re-Roofing Services With All-Star Roofing
The lifespan of a roof can last anywhere from 10-15 years. However, given the unpredictable nature of Floridian weather, it might last within a shorter amount of time. Nevertheless, it is still crucial to make sure your roof is in the best condition possible. As highly trained experts in the field of roofing, we recommend having your roof inspected at least once every three years, or as needed if you notice any abnormalities or damages. It is also crucial to make sure that you inspect your roof before hurricane season begins, as an already damaged roof can go under an extreme amount of stress during hurricanes.
No matter the time of the year, you can count on our team to give you an honest and fair assessment to determine what your roof repair, roof replacement, or re-roofing needs are. We want to know exactly what is wrong with your roof so we can make sure the appropriate steps are taken. After fairly and closely assessing your roof, we will advise you on the best course of action, whether it is a simple re-roofing repair or a complete replacement of your roof.
If your roof is generally in good shape but needs minor areas attended to, a re-roofing job may be for you. If you are noticing leaks or major damages, you may need to consider a full-on roof replacement. We use only the highest quality materials to ensure the well-being of your roof and the safety of your family. A re-roofing with high-quality shingles can last for up to 10 years and can be the difference in thousands of dollars.
Get started with your re-roofing today to add value to your home, and increase its curb appeal all while giving yourself the peace of mind knowing that you and your family are safe and covered through even Tampa Bay’s toughest storm seasons. Give us a call at 813-672-4743 for more information and to schedule a consultation today.