Utah's Best Residential Roofing Company
When your roof needs some tender loving care, you first need to identify what type of roof installation you want.
Do you need a basic roof repair?
Do you want to remove the entire roof down to the decking and start a new roof properly installed from scratch?
Do you want to install a new roof over your existing roof?
Use the following graphic to help you make a more educated decision:
A reroof is the removal and full replacement of the roof down to the decking.
Most homeowners choose this option for a number of reasons:
They currently have an issue with their roof that can only be fixed with a full replacement.
For example: they need their wall flashings replaced (some of which can be done with a layover depending on the circumstance)
They need to install new roof decking.
A layover is not possible because code would not allow an additional layer to be installed on top of the existing roof.
They are planning on living in the home for more than 10 years.
They want their roof to be fully guaranteed by the company installing it.
Recover or Layover
This is an economical option that can help save money in the short term. It should be considered if the roof only has one existing layer of roofing, and or if the building is planning on being sold.
There is no state law requiring a homeowner to disclose the number of roof layers when selling a property. Unfortunately for someone purchasing a home it is therefore their responsibility to make sure their inspector finds out and discloses this information.
An asphalt shingle roof laid over an existing asphalt roof will lose 30-50% of its lifespan due to the heat retention and transfer between layers.
A recover or layover is placing a new layer of shingles over an existing layer.
Roof Material Options
The following are the most popular materials for use on residential properties:
Steep Slope Materials
Metal Roofing (steel, aluminum, copper)
Low Slope Materials
Whichever roofing option you choose, our project managers at Roof Utah have been trained to know what materials will best protect your home depending on your specific circumstances and needs.
Additionally, each of our skilled roof technicians have been trained to install the material according to manufacturer specifications to help ensure your warranty will be valid.