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Sylvania Roofing: Article About Pros and Cons Of A Reroof

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A new roof is a major investment. In fact, it can be one of the biggest investments a homeowner makes, aside from the purchase of their home. While a new roof will certainly cost a significant amount of money, there are times when a Sylvania roofing contractor can simply reroof a home and reduce the cost of having a new roof installed.

Reroofing has its benefits, but it also brings with it some significant problems that a homeowner must weigh very carefully. One of the primary benefits in reroofing is that it can cut the cost of a new roof installation. When a homeowner chooses reroofing, his or her roofing contractor will simply install a new roof without removing the old roofing shingles and underlayment. Of course, this can only be done if the old roof is still in fairly good condition.

A roof with cracked, curled or an abundance of missing shingles will not be able to be reroofed. Additionally, if there is more than one layer of shingles already on the roof, the homeowner will need to have the old shingles removed before a new roof can be installed.

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There are limitations to when a home can be reroofed, especially considering the added weight that will be placed on the roof structure.

Other benefits of reroofing include the speed at which this type of installation can be completed. Many roofers can complete an entire reroofing job in one or two days, depending on the size of the home. Additionally, when only one or two sections of a roof need reroofing, it is possible to only install shingles on the sections in need of a new roof.

There are also some major problems with reroofing. One of the biggest issues with this type of roof installation is the fact that the new shingles will have a shortened life expectancy. This can lead to the need for a new roof much sooner than a homeowner had expected.

Other problems with reroofing include the finished look of the roof. Many people don't like the look of a roof that has multiple layers of shingles. The new shingles won't lie as flat, and roof edges will appear thicker than usual. However, the biggest problem with reroofing is usually the lack of energy efficiency. In an attempt to save money by reroofing, many homeowners discover that their utility bills climb because the extra layers of roofing shingles create a hot roof, making the home difficult to cool.

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