There are actually two ways to do your roof installation. You can either have new shingles laid over the old ones, or have the existing roof torn off completely before the new system is installed. While the former option seems simpler and more cost-effective, you’ll want to go for the latter instead. The trusted roofing and bathroom remodeling company in the area, NorthWest Construction shares why.
Full Roof Replacement. A tear-off gives you exactly what you want–a new roofing system for your home. By having the old roof removed completely, your contractor gets the opportunity to check the decking and structure for potential issues, and deal with them promptly before the new system is installed. This means your new roof won’t inherit the issues of the old one, ensuring its reliable and longer-lasting performance.
Greater Waterproofing. Because the entire roof is being replaced in a tear-off job, your choice of roofing and siding contractor will be able to repair high-risk areas, such as the sections around the chimneys, vent pipes, dormers, skylights and valleys, and install new flashing to keep them watertight. You won’t have to worry as much about leaks when you go for a complete roof tear-off.
Maintained Structural Integrity. The fact is that a roof layover puts unnecessary strain on your existing roof structure. There’s actually a chance that the weight of these new shingles–which only adds to the load of the old roof–can actually make the entire roofing system sag. But if you choose a complete tear-off instead of a roof layover, you can ensure your roof’s structural framework can remain sturdy and intact.
NorthWest Construction is not just your go-to company for exceptional kitchen remodeling–you can also count on us for your roof installation needs. We offer complete roof tear-offs that allow you to get the most of your new roofing’s life and performance. We’ll also make sure your project runs smoothly from start to finish. We proudly serve the areas in and around Livonia, Farmington Hills and Canton, MI. Call us today at (313) 277-7676 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We’d love to hear from you!