Wichita Roof Tear Offs
When contemplating a new roof, many people hope to simply do a shingle over and avoid the extra cost and mess of tearing off the existing roof and starting from scratch. Although that sounds like a good idea, we can assure you that the cons heavily outweigh the pros.
In fact, the only pros to a shingle over is the fact that it’s cheaper and cleaner. However, what if there is an unknown leak, or bad roof flashing? Will that get fixed or will that damaged wood be replaced during a shingle over? Most likely, no.
Apart from the problems that can go unnoticed during the actual shingle over, there are long term effects to consider as well. For instance, instead of just one roof on your home, you now basically have two. That’s a lot of weight, putting added stress on the roof decking. Also, two layers of shingles are going to attract a lot more heat than just one layer, which can lead to the shingles prematurely deteriorating. In addition, what about all that dark algae growth and bacteria on the original layer of shingles? Now all of that is trapped under a second layer of shingles, again having the potential to shorten the lifespan of the top layer of shingles.
If you haven’t noticed yet, we are not fans of shingle overs at all. That is why we don’t recommend them. Does it cost more to tear off? Yes. However, by spending a little more now, you can save yourself thousands in the long run.
If you need help tearing off your existing roof, give Gottschalk Brothers Roofing, Inc. a call today!
Services Our Wichita Roofing Contractors Offer
- Roof Repairs
- Leak Repair
- Roof Replacement
- Roofing Contractor
- Commercial Roofing
- Repairing Roofs
- Roofing Materials
- Roofing Shingles
- Asphalt Shingles
- Tile Roof Repair
- Metal Roof Repair
We Provide Roof Tear Offs in The Following Towns & Surrounding Areas
Wichita, KS Roofers | Ark City, KS Roofers | Winfield, KS Roofers | Newton, KS Roofers | Mulvane, KS Roofers | Bel Aire, KS Roofers | Maize, KS Roofers | Park City, KS Roofers | Schulte, KS Roofers | Derby, KS Roofers | Wellington, KS Roofers | Augusta, KS Roofers | Valley Center, KS Roofers | Andover, KS Roofers | Haysville, KS Roofers | Goddard, KS Roofers | Colwich, KS Roofers | Towanda, KS Roofers