The Dangers of Roof Overs & Why Proper Inspection from Centennial Roofing Matters

View of Rotten sub boards of a roof.

When it comes to roofing projects, cost-saving measures can be tempting. One such approach is the practice of roof overs, where a new layer of shingles is installed over the existing roof. While this method may appear to offer short-term savings, it can also lead to severe long-term consequences. At Centennial Roofing, we firmly believe in prioritizing the safety and integrity of your roof, which is why we have a strict policy against roof overs, and want to share with you some of the reasons behind that decision.

When working on a project, it is incredibly important to remove the existing roof all the way down to the decking. This is an essential step in any roofing project. This process allows for a comprehensive inspection of the underlying structure. Without this inspection, it is impossible to identify potential issues, such as rotten decking. Ignoring the condition of the decking can have disastrous consequences down the line.

Uncovering rotten decking or deteriorated decking allows us to identify significant threats to the stability and performance of your roof. If a roof over is performed without addressing this problem, the new shingles will be installed on an unstable surface, leading to a compromised roof structure. Over time, this can result in sagging, leaks, and even structural damage. By opting for a complete removal of the existing roof, any rotten decking can be identified and replaced, ensuring a solid foundation for the new roofing materials.

At Centennial Roofing, we prioritize the long-term well-being of your roof and your home. Our company policy strictly prohibits roof overs, as we understand the potential dangers they pose. Moreover, we go the extra mile by replacing any rotten decking we discover during the inspection process at no additional cost to you. This Centennial Roofing commitment ensures that your roof has a solid base and eliminates the risk of hidden damage compromising the integrity of your new roof.

While roof overs may seem like a cost-effective solution in the short term, they carry significant risks that should not be ignored. The practice of removing the existing roof all the way down to the decking is crucial for identifying and addressing underlying issues. Investing in a thorough inspection and replacement of rotten decking ensures the longevity and performance of your roof. At Centennial Roofing, we prioritize transparency and quality, providing our customers with the peace of mind that their roofs are in safe hands. Don’t compromise on the structural integrity of your home; choose a roofing company that puts your long-term safety first.

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