What is a roof over installation?
A roof over installation is when you install a new roof over your old one, instead of removing it first. This can be done for a lot of reasons. Maybe you don’t want to spend the money on a full roof replacement, or perhaps you want to keep your roof in good shape for as long as possible. A roof over installation is an excellent way to get the new roof you want without the high cost of tearing off your old one. For example, if your roof is still in pretty good condition and you don’t want to replace it just yet, you can install new shingles over your old ones to protect them from the elements.
When is it worth installing a new roof over an existing one?
Before you decide to install a new roof over your old one, you should ask yourself some important questions: Why do I want to install a new roof over an old one? – If you are just looking to save money, then it is probably not worth it. You will be spending a lot of money on materials and labor that you could have saved if you had just fully replaced your roof. Will my old roof last long enough? – If you have a relatively new roof, but are expecting a big storm or extreme weather event, it may make sense to install a new roof over your old one as a temporary fix. If your roof is already old, it may not be worth installing a new one over it. What is the condition of my old roof? – If your roof is in bad shape, it may not be worth it to install a new roof over it. It is important to know that installing a roof over an old roof can cause damage to your existing roof. If your roof is in decent shape, it may be worth installing a new roof over it. How much does a new roof cost? – The cost is an important factor to keep in mind when deciding to install a new roof over your old one. If the cost of a new roof is significantly less than the cost of a full roof replacement, it may make sense to install a new roof over your old one.
Important things to know before you decide to install a new roof over an existing oneIf you are installing a new roof over an old one, your new roof will last shorter than your old one. – You will be at risk for premature roof failure if you install a new roof over an old one. – Your new roof may look different than your original roof. – Your roofing contractor may have a hard time finding shingles that match your current roof. – You may end up spending more money in the long run if you install a new roof over an old one. – You may need special roofing contractors that have experience installing roofs over existing roofs.
How to install a new roof over an existing one without removing it?
This is really the best way to do a roof over installation. If you can do a roof over without removing your old roof, your roof will last longer and you won’t risk damaging your existing roof. Doing a roof over installation involves the following steps: – Install drip edge – Install drip edge along your existing roof. Drip edge is a metal edge that is designed to keep water from leaking into your roof. – Install starter shingles – Install starter shingles to give your existing roof and new roof something to rest on. – Install shingles – Install shingles over your existing roof.
Pros of Installing a new roof over an existing one
You can avoid the cost of removing your existing roof. – You can use your existing roof as a base, which helps keep your existing roof in good shape.
Cons of Installing a new roof over an existing one
You may be at risk for premature roof failure. – You can damage your existing roof, or cause it to fail prematurely. – You may have difficulty matching your new roof style to your existing roof style. – You may spend more money in the long run if you decide to eventually fully replace your roof.