Montgomery Construction & Roofing has been meeting the roof repair and replacement needs of the great people of Central Texas since 1995. We know that a roof replacement is a huge undertaking for any home or business owner and we strive to take a lot of that uncertainty and stress away. When you hire us to replace your aging or severely damaged roof, we begin with a helpful consultation and thorough inspection. After our assessment, we present our custom recommendation as to whether a new roof is needed, and if it is, we help you sift through the material and design options to determine the best roof for your needs and budget. During this process, you may wonder whether if it is necessary for us to completely tear off your old roof before we install the new one. You have probably heard of some of our competitors simply installing a new layer of shingles over the old? Montgomery Construction & Roofing outlines why we believe that is a bad idea below.
Problems with Reroofing with Two Layers in Shingles
While it is legal in Central Texas to install a second layer of shingles over the first layer without a tear-off, it can open up a whole host of problems. Laying new shingles over old shingles makes your roof more easily prone to leaks and reduces the life of the new shingles. Even if it is believed that the condition of the roof allows it, who can know for sure? It is only after a tear-off that the roof decking can be inspected properly for rot, mold, and other damage that would diminish the integrity of your brand new roof. Underneath your shingles is a layer of underlayment. It lends to reason that if your shingles are getting old enough to need replacement, so is your underlayment. And, older roofing systems typically use felt underlayment material which is not nearly as durable as the new synthetic materials available today. In addition, shingles are heavy and the weight limits of your home’s structure and manufacturer warranties typically void the option of reroofing without a tear-off of old materials. In short, tearing off your old roof and completely replacing it is key to the future performance of your new roof.
Roof Tear Offs & Replacements in Central Texas
When it comes to home or commercial building improvements, your roofing system is one of the most important investments you can make. Whether your roof is old, damaged or simply outdated, a quality roof replacement can not only add strength and protection for your home or structure, but can also increase its curb appeal. At Montgomery Construction & Roofing, we take pride in our roofing services. Our roof replacements are performed by the best installers in the industry and are backed by our limited lifetime warranty. This means if anything ever goes wrong with your roof, we’ll take full responsibility and make it right. No matter what your reason is for a roof replacement, you can count on us to help you choose the best option that fits your budget and complements your property’s design. Call us to schedule a consultation and inspection today!