Arizona Roofing System Inc

Should you recover, or tear off your roofing system?

As it goes in life, everything has to end. Same applies to your home and your roof. If you live long enough in your home, you will have to replace your roofing system. When it comes to that you will have two options. You will be able to choose whether you want to tear your complete roofing system off and start from zero, or if you want to recover your current roofing system. We will talk about the difference between those two and the pros and cons they can offer.

Tear off

As the name says it, tearing off your roofing system will lead you to an absolute beginning. This can be a good thing because you will be able to locate and detect all troubling spots you might have with your roofing system. You will be able to see if there are signs of rot on your roof support structure or if there are any other damaged areas. Learning his will help you be more mindful of these areas, and that can help you avoid any future problems. Tearing off your roofing system may increase the overall value of your home if you ever wish to sell your house.

There are also drawbacks. Tearing off your complete roofing system is more pricey than a recovery. Price is higher because tear off requires more work hours, more manpower and more labor.


Since you already know that this option is much cheaper and faster than tear off, let us skip right to disadvantages and drawbacks you might not know about recovering your roofing system. At one point, recovering your roof will be a good option, but sooner or later you will have to tear completely your roofing system off. When it comes to that, your roofing contractor will have to tear off all those layers that added up through every roofing recovery. What does that mean? Well, that means that getting a new roof will require more labor and hours because it is not easy to tear off multiple layers of roofing material.  The job will get expensive and intensive. And remember, because you leave old roofing material on your roofing system before recovering, you will never get the chance to see if there is some damage that should be repaired as soon as possible before you notice a leak in your home. If you notice that your roofing system is leaking, it will be much harder to detect the source of a leak because of all that layers of roofing materials. Roofing contractors will charge you extra for all that extra work.

Make a decision

We know that money doesn’t grow on trees and that most of our decisions are controlled by it but think about it hard. It is much better to consult with a roofing professional about what option is best suited for your home. If you need any more information about recovering your roof or completely tearing it off and installing a new one, feel free to contact us at Arizona Roofing Systems Inc., your favorite Mesa, AZ roofing company. We can address all your questions and concerns when it comes to roofing.

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Arizona Roofing Systems Inc.
935 E. Sorenson
Mesa, AZ 85203
(480) 218-8888
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7AM-5PM
Payment: All Major Credit Cards and Checks


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