Oct 14

Reroofing vs. Roof Replacement: Which Should You Choose?

When it comes time to change up your roof, you’ll probably notice all the options out there for you. There’s a new roof, reroofing and roof replacements. A new roof is pretty simple to understand; but what about the others? Which is going to fit your budget? Is one better than the other for lifespan? Read on to learn how reroofing and roof replacements are different, yet the same.

Reroofing vs Roof Replacement

Traditionally, reroofing and roof replacement were different tasks but these days they can be used interchangeably. Reroofing can either be a roof overlay or a tear off project. Roof overlay projects are when a new layer of the same roofing material is added. Most roofing experts no longer recommend this method, though it is highly cost-effective for homeowners. It doesn’t last well and can sometimes cover up roofing damage that becomes a problem over time.

Tear off reroofing and roof replacements are much the same. This is where the existing material is removed and replaced with new roofing materials or a different material altogether. Roof replacements typically replace only part of your roof, such as during renovations, though they can be done for an entirely new roof.

Advantages of reroofing

Hooky’s Roofing specialise in tile reroofing with Monier terracotta or cement tiles. These tiles have a 50 year warranty which makes them a sound investment for your property. Tiled roofs can add significantly to your home’s aesthetic appeal. Since they are long-lasting, a fresh tile roof is likely to increase your property value by at least 3%.

Advantages of roof replacement

Hooky’s Roofing specialise in metal roof replacements using Colorbond metal or standing seam zinc roofing. Roof replacements can be more expensive than reroofing, but they are your best option when your roof is very damaged. Metal roofing is a highly attractive choice that also adds to your property value. A new metal roof will also last for up to 100 years which is a worthwhile investment for your home.

Which should you choose?

You can’t go wrong whether you choose reroofing or roof replacement. Choosing between them depends on factors such as heritage restrictions in your area, budget and aesthetics. Your best option is to seek professional advice when choosing how to fix up your roof. Hooky’s Roofing provide personalised quotes on roofing, cladding and many other projects. Call us on 0408 026 601 for more information or submit your details via the online form.