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Roof replacement vs ReRoofing

If your roof is failing, it may be time to get a new one or call for repairs. While reroofing may be a less expensive alternative to a total roof replacement, it might not be the best option for your New Jersey home. The experts at Carl’s Fencing, Decking and Home Improvements will help you learn the differences between the two, and let you know when one is better than the other for your roof’s situation.

What Is Reroofing?

Reroofing is the process of layering a set of new shingles over existing shingles. This process can only be done once. If you already have two layers of roofing in place, reroofing is not a viable option for your home. Reroofing can take less time and can be much less expensive than a total roof replacement.


What Is a Roof Replacement?

A roof replacement is an intensive process that involves completely removing all the shingles and everything down to the deck, then placing new shingles. No matter how many layers of shingles are on your roof, you can depend on the team at Carl’s to conduct a roof replacement. This is a great roofing option if your roof is not suitable for reroofing.  However, this is typically a more expensive option as it requires a lot of time and labor.


When Reroofing Is Good For Your NJ Home?

Reroofing is a good option when your roof currently only has one layer of shingles. For NJ homeowners who have a roof that is in overall good health but is nearing the end of its life, reroofing can be the right choice. You currently may notice some minor issues or leaks coming from your roof, but Carl’s can take care of them for you. If you decide to have your entire roof done, instead of a partial roof repair, this is also a good choice.

When Reroofing Is Bad For Your NJ Home

Reroofing may not always be the best idea for every home. There is no definite way of knowing what the roof deck looks like, unless you lift up the existing shingles. While most roofing issues can be spotted before the shingles are torn off, sometimes there is rot or sagging that is not visible. Placing a new layer of shingles on top of an old layer does not fix the problem, it merely covers it up. Reroofing can be a pain when there is a section of the roof that is thicker than the surrounding areas.


When Roof Replacements Should Be Done?

Roof replacements can be done at any time. They should always be done if there is more than one layer of shingles on the roof, or if there are more problems suspected with the roof deck. If the shingles and roof are in very poor shape, a roof replacement is also the best answer, as it allows all problems to be addressed, rather than simply covered up.

Ultimately, getting your roof replaced by trusted experts is always a safer and longer-lasting option for your family and your home.

At Carl’s Fencing, Decking and Home Improvements, we install roofing from some of the most trusted manufacturers in the industry, such as GAF, CertainTeed, Owens Corning, and TAMKO. Contact us today at 1-855-By-Carls.

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