We are one of the top-rated roofers in Coeur d’Alene to offer exceptional roofing solutions. At Steiner’s Quality Roofing, we use the industry's best standards and superior roofing material to provide long-lasting roofing solutions.
Can you put a new roof over an old roof?
Yes, you can lay new roof shingles over a layer of old ones. This process is called re-roofing and is possible only with asphalt shingles. Re-roofing is not possible with wood or slate. Re-roofing can be carried out only once, meaning you can only add up to two layers of shingles. After that, if you need a new roof, you have to get a roof replacement. Most importantly re-roofing is possible only if you have a structurally strong roof in good condition.
However, adding a new layer of shingle over old one will not make your roof waterproof, but in fact, can cause further problems in many cases. Re-roofing is preferable due to its cost efficiency and the convenience factor, and it offers a good solution for your roofing issues.
In case of any future problems with your roof, you will have to pay for the tear-off of two layers of shingles before replacing it, which will double your costs. Get in touch with our roofers in Coeur d’Alene for a free roof inspection and get professional advice on if whether your home needs a roof replacement or re-roofing.
How long does a roof tear-off take and how much does it cost?
The time frame for a tear-off depends on the size, and pitch of your roof, along with the number of shingle layers. However, an average time for a tear-off is roughly 3-4 days. At the end of the tear-off, you will also get a complete clean up of the premises by the contractor's team.
After a tear-off, a roof replacement can take anywhere between 1-3 days. The cost of tearing-off a roof with a single layer can range from $100 and $150 per square feet while tear-off of a double layer shingle ranges from $110 to $160.
Tear off Vs. Overlay
With a tear-off, all the major issues inside your roof get fixed, thereby adding value to your home, ensures durability and protection for your roof for the next 15 to 20 years or so. A tear-off can cost you approximately $1,000 or more.
On the other hand, an overlay is a process of adding a layer of shingles on the top of your existing roof. It cannot be done again if you've already overlaid once before. Overlaying is less expensive and consumes less time. The new shingles, however, won’t last long due to the extra heat trapped under the old one, which will lower your home's resale value.
Steiner’s Quality Roofing can offer a budget-friendly roof replacement solution for your home. Contact our team of roofers in Coeur d’Alene today to schedule a site inspection and get a quote for your roof replacement!