When Should You Reroof your Roof

anEvery roofing material gets withered with time. Roofing companies in Jacksonville are asked to inspect roofs all the time to see if reroofing is an option.

Roofs can last for a long time when they are taken care of properly; however, time catches up with everything eventually. Every roofing material gets withered with time and needs to be replaced, but when? Roofing companies in Jacksonville and around Florida are asked to inspect roofs all the time to answer this question. 

Cache Roofing, a leading Jacksonville roofing company, can inspect your roof and help you reroof or replace your roof entirely if it is necessary.

What Is Reroofing?

Reroofing is the process of layering a roofing material over an existing roof. This can be done to add a few years to an old roof.

This process will help patch any small holes or weak spots in the original roof. This will not fix or mend structure or integral problems with the existing roof. 

Many people will choose reroofing over replacing their roof when their current roof is having some issues, but can overall last a little longer. The cost of reroofing is less than the cost of a full replacement; however, a replacement will still be necessary, eventually. 

Choosing Whether to Reroof or Replace Your Roof

How do you know whether reroofing will accomplish the fixes you are looking for or if it’s better to go ahead and replace your roof? There are many reasons for choosing either option. If you have kept your roof properly maintained throughout the years and your roof is in pretty good condition, a reroof may be perfect. This can help protect your roof and add strength to an old, weathered roof. Many times, this is a cheaper and quicker option. 

However, depending on the condition of your roof and the material of your roof, replacing your roof may be the best option. Reroofing can sometimes be a short-term fix if your current roofing materials are in bad shape. It may be more cost-efficient in the end to go ahead and replace the roof. While reroofing is cheaper, if you end up needing additional repairs and a new roof within a small time frame, replacing the roof sooner may save you money in the long run. 

The decision all comes down to the current state of your roof. A roofing company, like Cache Roofing, can inspect your roof and help you decide the best option.

Reroofing and Different Roofing Materials?

Shingle roofs are the most common roofs to be reroofed. New shingles are layered over old shingles creating a new top layer. Metal roofs can also be reroofed. The process is slightly different for each material, but the basic process is the new material is laid over the old material. There are many building codes in place when it comes to reroofing. These codes vary by state and include what types of materials can be reroofed. Codes also usually only allow for reroofing to be done one time per roof. 

Tile roofs require a different approach. Many times tiles can be salvaged and used to fix different parts of a roof; however, tile roofs usually require a new roofing system. Tile cannot be laid over tile like a typical reroofing scenario.

Metal can sometimes be reroofed over shingle, depending on local building codes. Many people also choose to reroof with metal over parts of their roof after patching an area. 

Overall, you have many options when it comes to reroofing and replacing your roof. Contact Cache Roofing to help you decide what option is best for your home. 

Proper Maintenance to Extend the Life of Your Roof

Proper maintenance is important to help extend the life of your roof. It can also help increase your chances for a reroof option versus needing to replace your entire roof. Once a reroof is done, proper maintenance can then help lengthen the life of the reroof. Cache Roofing’s Worry-Free Roof Program can help you get the most out of your roof. Click here to learn more about the program. 

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