roofing replacement

Old 03-01-08, 02:24 PM
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roofing replacement

Does anyone know if there are any advantages or disadvantages of reroofing over an existing roof besides the cost?
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advantages - cheaper

disadvantages - more expensive, more weight on the roof
Old 03-02-08, 08:19 AM
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No ripoff required, therefore less to haul off

Cheaper in Labor and mat'l costs

uhhhh...thats all I can think of.

Additional weight on the roof

Decreased lifespan of new roof due to additional heat retention

No chance to inspect sheathing and underlay for damage/correct initial install

Need for longer fasteners to ensure penetration to sheathing

Appearance on edges

Addl cost of rip-off next time you need a roof

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