Re-Roofing a Home in Boynton Beach
If you’re a Boynton Beach homeowner who is in need of a new roof, you may want to look into the possibility of re-roofing with the help of Gustafson Roofing. At Gustafson Roofing, we offer re-roofing services that will revitalize your roof and repair any issues you’ve been dealing with.
It’s important for homeowners to understand that a roof will inevitably wear out over time. Re-roofing when necessary is important to keeping your home in the best possible shape and avoiding malfunctions like roof leaks.
Reasons to consider re-roofing
One advantage of choosing re-roofing is that it offers a lot of value. Re-roofing reduces a lot of costs that go into putting in a new roof. When a re-roof job is performed, a new layer of asphalt shingles is laid right over the existing roof meaning that the existing roof doesn’t need to be torn off and disposed of.
The number one benefit of this process however, is that it saves a lot of money on labor costs. Because felt paper doesn’t need to be laid down as it does if the existing roof is cleared away, this reduces cost significantly. One noteworthy expense if a roof is completely removed and rebuilt is the costs of disposal. The original roof materials need to be disposed of, and those costs will add up. When a re-roof job is performed, the original roof stays in place and doesn’t need to be disposed of.
The following are a few additional reasons why re-roofing is a good way to replace an existing roof:
- The roofer faces fewer liability costs- Contractors will experience fewer risks that they need to insure against if there is no need to remove the existing roof. Debris is less likely to fall around the home and there is no exposure of bare sheathing as work is carried out. Exposure of bare sheathing on a roof can make leaks and water damage in the home more likely.
- The original roof can serve as a secondary barrier- Even if an original roof is aged and needs to be replaced, it can still provide some protection against the elements when it is left in place under the new roof. Not only does the existing roof offer a barrier, but it also cushions the new roof and helps to support it. It’s important to know that building codes typically allow for a second asphalt roof layer, so re-roofing is confirmed as safe by building codes.
Coming out to your home for an initial evaluation
The first step to having us do a re-roof job on your Boynton Beach home is for us to come out to your property to perform an evaluation. At this stage, we’ll come out and make sure that your home is eligible for re-roofing. We’ll also put together an estimate so that we can give you an accurate idea of how much your roof is going to cost.
The evaluation will be performed to ensure that the existing roof can support the added weight of the new roof. If the support is there, measurements will be taken to determine shingle dimension.
Preparing the roof for re-roofing
The next step after evaluation would be for prep work to be carried out. Prep work includes having materials delivered to the site and setting up ladders so that they are in place to get workers up on top of the roof. After materials are on the site, the new roof is then fastened in place.