Difference between Re-Roofing and Roof Replacement

When it’s time to replace a roof, the entire structure, frame and deck, is replaced. However, sometimes only re-roofing is needed, in which case the original frame is retained and only the deck is replaced.

When Re-Roofing won’t cut it

Re-roofing can be the right choice when a roof nearing the end of its lifespan is still in relatively good condition. If there are only minor leaks, no major water damage, no large mildew growth etc. re-roofing can be an option, especially if your doing the entire roof versus a partial. However, re-roofing is not always the best answer. While some problems can be spotted as soon as the shingles have been removed, some deck problems are not readily apparent. Occasionally there is rot or sagging that is not easily seen, and while adding new shingles covers the problems, it does not fix them. Re-Roofing is generally less expensive than total roof replacement, but experienced Fort Lauderdale roofers know that usually, roof replacement makes more sense than re-roofing.

Speaking of shingles, they must be inspected. The granular coating, that gives shingles their color and protects against UV damage, can be lost over time. Excessive granule loss can leave bald spots which can cause drying, curling, lifting, and splitting.

Costs of re-roofing

In order to provide you with an accurate estimate of costs and time to completion, we must first inspect your roof inside and out by walking the rooftop and then checking in the attic for frame damage. Once we have determined that re-roofing is a viable option for you, your estimate will be based on the type of roof you choose to have installed, the amount of materials needed, and the time it will take to complete the job.

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Roofing Recovery is a family owned business that has provided West Palm Beach, and Broward and Dade Counties with quality roofing services for over twenty five years. If you need roofing services, please give us a call at 954-500-0203. or fill out the online request form. We will get back to you in one business day!

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