Considering a re-roofing project for your home? Yes? If your residential roof already has two layers of shingles installed over it, this read may not be for you.

In many areas throughout the United States, building codes prohibit the addition of a third layer of shingles to an existing residential roof. But if you have only a single layer of shingles installed on your roof, then you're a potential candidate for re-roofing.

Residential re-roofing offers various advantages and disadvantages that should be carefully reviewed before starting work on your project. That way, you can determine whether or not it is a viable option and a good investment.

With that said, here's what you need to know about re-roofing.

It Saves Time

A full roof replacement job can take several weeks or even months to complete, depending on the square footage of your roof and the time of the year it is. If you're looking for the quickest way to get a new roof, re-roofing may make sense.

During re-roofing, a new layer of shingles will be installed on your roof without tearing off the existing shingles. This helps to significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to restore your roof.

It Saves Money

Want to save money on your new roof? If you don't have the budget for a complete roof replacement, re-roofing can be a great way to save money on your new roof. Re-roofing does not require the same amount of time, labor, and materials as a full roof replacement, hence it is a cost-saving way to restore your roof.

It Is Good For The Environment

As it does not require tearing off the existing roofing materials, re-roofing reduces the amount of construction waste generated on your property. This reduces the need for construction waste disposal, which not only saves money but also helps to reduce the ecological impact of your home construction.

It Is Not Recommended For All Roofing Materials

In many areas within the country, re-roofing is only recommended for homes with shingle roofs. If your residential roof is built with other roofing materials such as metal, you might not be eligible for a re-roofing project even if the roof has only one layer of roof-covering material installed.

While a re-roofing will save you time and money, it cannot last longer than a professionally done roof replacement job. In the long run, you might get more bang for your buck by replacing your roof entirely. That said, only roofs that are in structurally good shape can be re-roofed. To know if you're a good candidate for a re-roofing project, schedule a roof inspection today. 

For more information on re-roofing, contact a company near you.