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Re-roofing a shingle roof: Here are some facts to know

Dec 11

How do you distinguish between roof replacement and roof re-roofing?

Re-roofing is the process of adding a new roof to an existing roof. Re-roofing is the act of adding a new layer of the roof to an existing roof.

Roof replacement refers to the process of replacing a roofing system. This involves removing an existing roof. Toronto Roofers will remove the old roof and install a new one. Installing the new roof will require an underlay such as Armourbase Pro Plus and then the new shingles.

When is the best time for shingles to be replaced on an old roof?

A re-roofing is a good option if your roof needs to be improved or is about to fall apart. However, the buildings underneath are sound and the wood deck is in good shape. This indicates that your shingles are losing granules, are worn out by weather, age, and are not leaking, curling, or missing.

Re-roofing is a good option if you're looking for an easy change. Re-roofing is a simple way to change the look and color of your roof.


Re-roofing is much cheaper than total roof replacement. Because the underlying structures and shingles don't need to be removed, re-roofing is much cheaper than a total roof replacement. This reduces the amount of work required and results in lower costs. Roofers can install new roof shingles right away and do not need to remove or dispose of existing ones. They have no impact on the environment and don't need to be ripped one. This is a serious concern and should be taken seriously.

Should you re-roof your home? will inspect and report on your roof. This will tell you if your roof isn't suitable for re-roofing. To ensure that you do the right thing, get estimates from multiple contractors. This will allow you to choose the best roofer for your needs.

Roofs that have curled shingles are not suitable to be re-opened. You can't add new layers to your existing shingle roof if it is perfectly flat and level. It is possible for the wood structure to deteriorate and sag below.

Consider these things before making any major decisions.