Chantilly, VA, March 25, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- The Fairfax roof replacement contractors at Beyond Exteriors published a blog post answering the question "What does re roofing mean?" and comparing that process to roof replacement. These processes are not the same, though their names sound very similar, and understanding the difference can help you make better decisions about your home maintenance plans.
Reroofing involves laying a set of new shingles over your existing shingles. It can be done once per roof and is typically faster and cheaper than roof replacement. Reroofing is ideal if your roof is near the end of its life but still structurally sound and with limited areas of concern. The process can help repair small issues, such as soggy or missing shingles and moss or mildew growth. Larger problems with your roof's structure or additional layers of shingles will require a complete roof replacement. A professional roof repair contractor can help you determine the level of damage and make a recommendation for your needs.
In a roof replacement, all of your shingles and other roofing materials will be removed. Then, contractors will install new felt paper and shingles. You should consider having your roof replaced if you have multiple layers of shingles on your roof and still need additional repairs. Roof replacement is also recommended if a large amount of shingles are damaged or if there are other extensive issues with the roof. Replacements typically last longer than reroofing processes, and fewer repairs may be necessary as the years go by. This could save you more money after making the initial investment in a complete roof replacement.
Speak to the roof replacement contractors at Beyond Exteriors for more information and to schedule a free roof replacement consultation. Beyond Exteriors has years of experience and specializes in roof repair and maintenance and can also perform work on siding, gutters, windows, insulation, and doors. The firm works with homeowners in the Northern Virginia area to help them keep their homes in safe, beautiful condition. Contact Beyond Exteriors online at https://www.beyondexteriors.com/ or by phone at 703-854-9820. The firm is headquartered at 14524 Lee Road, Unit E, Chantilly, VA 20151.