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When homeowners are faced with the need for a new roof, many start looking for the most affordable option. The type of roofing material one chooses will have a big impact on the final cost. For example, a metal standing seam roof is going to cost significantly more than a traditional asphalt shingle roof.

Another consideration for many homeowners is whether they are able to reroof their home or if a complete tear off is necessary. Many times a leading Norwalk roofing contractor will be able to install a new roof right over the existing shingles. This can help reduce the expense of a new roof.

One of the biggest cost savings associated with reroofing is the fact that the homeowner will not have the added labor costs for having the old roof removed. This can make a big difference when it comes to the total cost of a new roof. Of course, there is also the savings on disposal fees associated with the old roofing materials. It can be expensive to dispose of the old materials, and this expense is factored into the cost of a new roof.

There are many advantages of choosing a complete roof tear off before having a new roof installed. For example, a roof deck that has been cleared of all the old roofing materials offers the best surface for the new roof to be installed on.

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This surface also promotes maximum longevity of the new shingles. However, many times a complete tear off is not necessary.

Some roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles, can benefit from a tear off. Other times, a tear off of the old materials might be completely unnecessary. While common asphalt or fiberglass shingles almost always perform better on a cleared roof deck, they can be installed over the old materials with very good results. Additionally, when a homeowner has chosen another roofing material, such as a metal or Spanish tile roof, the old shingles will likely not impact the new installation.

At times, no matter what type of new roof the homeowner has chosen, a complete tear off is the only option. For example, if the roof has already been reroofed and there are two layers of shingles already in place, a complete tear off will be necessary. Not only can another reroofing project present possible structural issues since the weight of multiple roofs can exceed the roof's support structure, but most building codes will require that the old materials be removed before a new roof can be installed.

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