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Many homeowners are choosing to have their home reroofed rather than paying the extra expense of tearing off the old shingles and roofing materials. While reroofing is a fairly common practice, it does have a number of potential problems that a homeowners will want to evaluate before they make the decision to go with this type of installation.

One of the biggest drawbacks with reroofing is that it can significantly impact the durability and longevity of the new roofing shingles. Asphalt and fiberglass shingles are designed to be installed on a flat surface. When Newport News roofers install these shingles over the existing shingles that are still on the roof, the new shingles typically will not perform up to their usual standards.

With a shorter life span, homeowners can expect to purchase a new roof much sooner than would otherwise be necessary. This can end up costing the homeowner more money than they actually save by choosing reroofing over a tear off. Additionally, not only will the shingles have a shorter life span due to the less than ideal installation surface, but the heat that gets trapped between multiple layers of shingles can also contribute to faster shingle deterioration.

Of course, this trapped heat also keeps the home warmer and can make it harder to keep cool during hot summer days.

roofers from Jayhawk Exteriors of Newport News VA would be happy to answer any questions you have about gutters or windows.

In fact, it's not unusual for cooling bills to rise after a home has been reroofed.

Homeowners need to think about more than just the initial cost of a new roof. While the upfront investment can be high, choosing to have a complete tear off will usually help a homeowner save money in the long run. While there are a number of negative factors associated with reroofing, there are certainly times when this type of installation can make sense.

Sometimes, a homeowner finds themselves in need of a new roof and it simply can't wait. If the homeowner does not have the financial resources to pay for a new roof, choosing to reroof might be their best option. Reroofing is certainly better than living with a roof that is leaking and causing even more damage to the roof deck and structure of the home.

Another example of a good reason to consider reroofing is when the homeowner knows they will be replacing the roof as part of a bigger home renovation project. When choosing to reroof it is important that homeowners know the benefits and well as potential problems they might face.

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