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Schenectady Roofing: Article About Tearoff Or Reroof

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When it's time for a new roof, several overall factors must be taken into consideration. For example, choosing the right roofing system is certainly going to be important. However, other considerations, such as budget and the long-term goals of the homeowner, will also come into play. If a homeowner wants a quality roof that they will never have to replace, they might want to consider a beautiful custom slate roof. Other roofing options include metal shingles, which can last for 50 years or more. Metal roofs offer a medium price point that is more suitable for many homeowners.

Another consideration is whether the homeowner wants to have their home reroofed or if they are willing to pay a little more for a complete tear-off. Removing all of the old roofing materials adds to the cost of a new roof, but it also provides a number of benefits. For example, a Schenectady roofing contractor would need to factor in the extra labor and disposal fees that would be part of a roof tear off. These extra expenses are added to the cost of the new roof installation. Of course, in the long run, this higher initial investment might be the most cost-effective solution.

Reroofing can be a great option, especially if a homeowner is looking for a way to help reduce their initial investment for a new roof.

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Over time, this roofing solution might cost a little more, but, sometimes, homeowners simply don't have the resources available to pay the higher cost for a tear-off when they need a new roof. They should keep in mind, however, that the old materials that remain underneath the overlay may become more susceptible to damage and rot.

Other considerations when weighing the benefits of reroofing versus a tear-off include the life expectancy of the roof as well as its energy efficiency and aesthetics. Many people think that a home that has been re-roofed lacks the same appeal as a roof that is installed on a clean deck. Additionally, the extra layer of roofing shingles can contribute to a hotter roof, which can increase summer cooling bills. Of course, the longevity of new shingles can also be affected by installing them over old shingles. Reroofing does not offer the same flat surface that one would have if the new shingles were installed on a cleared deck.

Homeowners should carefully weigh their options and choose the roofing solution that best meets their needs. A reputable contractor can help homeowners weigh the advantages and disadvantages for their own situation.

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