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Morris County Roofers: Article About Sometimes Reroofing Is The Best Option

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It's not unusual for Morris County roofers to work with clients who are looking for a way to reduce their roofing costs. There's little doubt that a new roof is a big investment, but there are options. It doesn't matter whether a homeowner has a common asphalt shingle roof or if they have an upgraded roofing system, such as metal shingles. When it comes time for a new roof, financing the project is frequently a major consideration.

Fortunately, reroofing is often an excellent way to help homeowners save money. Reroofing costs significantly less than what homeowners would typically pay for a complete roof tear off followed by the installation of a new roofing system. A tear off involves removing all of the old roofing materials and clearing the deck before installing new shingles. This adds to the overall cost of the roofing project because there is more time and labor involved. Additionally, disposal fees for all the old roofing materials can be high. When homeowners can avoid the costs associated with a tear off, they're generally able to save a substantial amount of money on the cost of their new roof.

Of course, it's important to keep in mind that not every home will be a good candidate for reroofing. Some factors will make reroofing impractical or even unacceptable. For example, if the home has already been reroofed, and there are now two layers of shingles on the roof, local building codes will typically not permit another reroofing job.

The roofing contractors from Peter W Smith Construction of Morris County NJ would be happy to answer any questions you have about roof replacement or gutters.

Other factors that might not make reroofing an option include problems with the current roofing system. Issues with the deck, such as extensive water damage, would need to be remedied before a new roof could be installed. This process generally involves removing a section of the old roofing materials. At some point, financially, it just makes sense to tear off the old roof and start anew.

For many homeowners, if their current roof isn't in need of major repairs, reroofing can be an excellent solution. A reputable roofing contractor will remove cap shingles as well as any damaged shingles. Spots with missing shingles are typically filled in with some of the old shingles that have been removed. This will help ensure the roofers have a level surface on which to install the new roof.

Once the reroofing project is complete, it will offer the same protection as a new roof that is installed directly on a cleared deck. The important thing to keep in mind is the quality of the roof will depend on the roofing crew's workmanship as well as the quality of the products used. A reputable roofing contractor will deliver excellent results.

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