Many contractors offer the idea of a roof layover when your original roof is damaged or leaking. A roof layover is when a new layered roof is installed on top of the old one. This is done to prevent further damage and stop leakage.
People go for this roofing system since it is cheaper than most repairs and replacements. However, you pay a lot more in the long run if you get a roof layover done.
At Quality Queens Roofing & Windows, we never advise our customers to go for a roof layover. The reasons for this advice are:
- If the original deck is rotten or extremely damaged, then new shingles cannot save the roof. Even if you put a new roof on, it will get damaged as well. The leakage will seep into the new roof and destroy it
- The existing roof prevents the installation of the underlayment properly. This means your new roof is not safe from getting damaged due to moisture
- The roof deck can bear up to a certain weight. This weight-bearing capacity comes down when the deck is rotten or damaged. The risk of the deck breaking increases when you install a new roof on top of the old one without taking care of the damages