Reroofing includes the process of recovering or replacing an existing roof covering. Roof recovering is the process of installing an additional roof covering over an existing roof covering without removing the existing roof covering. Some Colorado cities or counties prohibit a roof from having more than a single layer while others allow it. Before installation, you will need to learn whether it’s allowed. Metro City Roofing can help you understand the regulations in your area.
Roof materials are also heavy. Every 100 square feet of quality asphalt roofing materials will add 300 pounds of weight or more. Other materials, such as concrete or tile, can add even more weight. If you are considering adding a second layer of roofing materials, it is crucial to validate whether your roof can support the additional weight.
If you have a roof leak, then identifying the problem may not be as simple as repairing the shingles. By adding a second roof layer, you may hide the root problem and find yourself in the same situation.
Adding a layer of roofing materials may also void a manufacturer’s warranty or create a problem for your roof to pass inspection. All cities and counties require a final roof inspection (and a number require a mid-roof inspection during roof installation) to evaluate whether your roof installation meets current code requirements.
A complete tear-off to the roof deck will allow you or your roofing contractor to inspect the underlayment and sheathing and validate whether your new roof installation will meet all current code requirements.
Please contact a qualified, licensed roofing contractor or your local city or county to ensure code requirements.
Metro City Roofing is a licensed and insured roofing contractor, carrying roofing licenses throughout the Front Range.