The roofing overlay process
Since a roof overlay involves more extensive construction work than minor roof repairs, there are several steps necessary to complete the process. The first step is always to perform a careful evaluation of the entire roof, in order to assess the best method of resolving your roof’s problems.
The turn-around time also depends on the type of existing roofing material, and of course, on the total surface area of your roof. And, it’s possible that weather heat or cold may cause a job to take more time than usual.
The choice between whether to remove your old roofing entirely or simply cover it with an overlay is important. After a roof evaluation, we can explain the range of options available for your home, so you can choose the best solution.
We do not tear off roofs over living space. If that is what we feel is required, we will refer you to a company that provides that service.
Shingle Overlay Benefits
This option may be a good choice for flipping a house, a rental house or if you are on a strick low budget plan.
Homeowners may have seen roof installations on nearby homes, complete with extensive removal procedures. Detaching shingles and underlayment from a structure is time consuming, and it requires certain necessary procedures to dispose of the waste. When property owners speak to DFW Best Roofing professionals, they might want to discuss shingle overlay options. By leaving the old roofing materials on and installing new shingles over them, homeowners have a beneficial rooftop with many advantages.
A quality shingle overlay adds another protective layer to the roof. The roof deck, underlayment, roofing nails and shingles combine to stop leaks from moving into the interior. If a shingled roof was reaching the end of its protective life, an overlay rejuvenates the leak protection. There's another strong layer of asphalt shingles ready to direct water down into the gutter system. Homeowners should note, however, that overlays can only be two layers in most regions. Theoretically, homeowners couldn't continue to add roof layers over the years.
Because no removal processes are necessary, shingle overlays reduce time and cost for a roof project. Contractors can begin immediately on an installation instead of concentrating on careful material removal and disposal.
Depending on the roof's complexity, installation times could be effectively cut in half with an overlay option. In addition, labor costs aren't as high with an overlay choice, so homeowners see a much smaller installation bill in the end.
An aspect of shingle overlay that's often overlooked is the roof aesthetic. An overlay adds depth to the roof's appearance, giving it a three-dimensional look. Although the shingles lay flush against the roof, they're still raised slightly because of the shingle stacking beneath it. Giving the home a brand new aesthetic benefits the curb appeal if homeowners are planning to sell soon.
Shingle overlays still offer the same warranty coverage as a standard installation, encouraging homeowners to proceed with an estimate before the roof has major leak issues. Contractors usually offer their workmanship warranty while manufacturers stand behind their products if defects occur. If homeowners can afford a shingle overlay, they should try this option to preserve their home for decades of leak-free protection.
Homeowners must ask their chosen contractor about overlay procedures before a roofing agreement is signed. Some professionals don't offer this service, so narrow down the selection to about three or four different professionals. When roofers understand homeowners' needs, they can devise an installation plan that's perfectly fit for the structure and budget.