If you've decided it's time for a new roof, or mother nature has decided for you, we're here to help make the process as easy as possible. Whether your shingles were just old, you wanted to upgrade the curb appeal of your home, or hail or wind damaged your current roof, you need a roofing contractor you can trust.
Replacing your roof is a great long term decision. It adds value to your home, improves curb appeal, and will save you money in the long run as opposed to making the frequent repairs needed on aging or damaged roofs.
Now, you just have to decide what shingle will best compliment your home, your needs, and your budget.
Take a look through our GAF Shingle Gallery to see which shingles appeal most to you. Our expert staff can answer any questions you might have and help guide you through what really is an easy process when you choose Elbert as your roofing contractor.
The short answer is, in the long run a complete tear off and re-roof is your best option. Adding a second layer of shingles makes it more difficult for the shingles to adhere to the decking, and the nails holding the shingles down will be fastened better if set directly into the roof deck.
That said, The International Residential Code stipulates that there can't be any more than two layers of roofing on any home, so if you already have two layers you'll have to remove both before you can put on your new roof.
There are a number of reasons for that, one of them being that the weight of multiple layers of shingles can cause serious structural damage to a home. Removing the roofing materials down to the decking also allows you to inspect for any rot or other damage due to age.
Also, tearing off one layer of shingles is significantly less expensive than tearing off two layers, which you or the next homeowner will likely have to deal with.
Finally, if your roof is older, you can update your roofing technology to the latest standards by adding ice and water barrier in the eaves to prevent ice-daming. However, these updates can only be made with a full tear off.
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