Are you in need of a new roof, but struggling to find an option that fits your budget? An overlay roof replacement is often a cheaper and more affordable roofing option for many homeowners.

If you’re considering an overlay roofing replacement for your Buffalo home, here’s what you should know:

Lower cost

As noted above, one of the most appealing benefits of an overlay roof is lower cost. Due to less installation labor, an overlay costs significantly less than a tear-off roof. If you can’t afford a tear-off roof and are planning to replace your entire rooftop over the next 5-10 years, an overlay roof can be a great alternative for the time-being.

Quicker turnaround

Overlay roofs take substantially less time to complete (another reason why they are more affordable). If you’re looking to save on money and stress, an overlay roof can be completed days or weeks sooner (depending on your roof’s size), as well as come with far fewer safety risks and potential roadblocks that could result in the project being extended.

Shorter lifespan

It’s important to note that overlay roofs generally have a shorter lifespan than tear-off roofs. With an overlay roof, existing shingles are not removed or replaced, making it nearly impossible for your roofer to identify any signs of damage that need to be addressed. Furthermore, adding new shingles over damaged shingles results in a weaker rooftop that’s susceptible to wear-and-tear, usually resulting in a limited lifespan of 10-15 years.

If you’re interested in learning more about overlay roofing replacements, our Buffalo based team of experts will be happy to answer all your questions and discuss the overlay roof installation process with you in detail. Please call us today (716) 343-7663 to schedule a consultation!