Some homeowners would opt to invest in roof overlays or roof-overs in an attempt to save money. However, the short-term saving they enjoy isn’t worth it in the long run. In this blog, the top roofing expert in the area, Dynamic Roofing Concepts, shares why you shouldn’t do roof-overs.
A roof overlay won’t get rid of leaks. In fact, it will make the issue more difficult to spot due to the numerous layers of shingles laid on your roof. Water can also leak into the layers and materialize in different areas, making repairs even more difficult.
Your roofer will tell you that adding another layer of shingles will inevitably make your roof even heavier, straining the integrity of your structural system. Keep in mind that additional shingles will absorb more heat, wearing the new roofing system down even quicker than expected.
Getting a re-roofing project over a full roof replacement will decrease your home’s resale value. If you need to restore your home to good condition for sale in the future, you’re better off having a full roof replacement to maximize your return on investment.
Since a re-roofed system will be more susceptible to wind damage than a brand-new roof, you’ll most likely have your roof replaced within a few years anyways. Make sure that you get a roof replacement when needed to avoid more costs down the line.
Looking for the best roofing contractor in your area? Look no further than Dynamic Roofing Concepts! We are a family-owned GAF Master Elite® Certified roofing contractor that has been in the business for over 40 years. Call us today at (813) 657-7663 or fill out our contact form for a FREE quote. We serve customers in Tampa, FL, and the rest of Florida.