If the roof of your home is old, has sustained damage, or is showing visible signs of wear, it may be time for a roof replacement. There are two methods of replacing a roof: complete/tear-off and roof overlay.
While roof overlay is a lesser-known alternative, it may be a viable option for homeowners looking to save money.
A roof overlay is a type of roof replacement in which roofers will shingle over your existing roof. This method differs from a complete roof replacement, also known as a tear-off, which requires a roofing company to fully remove the existing roof before the installation of new materials.
Most people who opt for a roof overlay do so because of the price point. However, this may not always be an option. Roofers are unable to layover new materials on roofs that have significant damage, already have an overlay, or have curled shingles.
Contact a professional roofing company like Trotman Brothers Roofing and Construction to determine if your home is eligible for a roof overlay. Our professionals will perform a free initial roof inspection and provide you with a cost estimate.