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Re-Roof Vs New Roof

The majority of people who look into the roofing industry for the first time will often hear the terms ‘re-roof’ and ‘new roof’ used interchangeably, however contrary to belief, they actually have two different meanings. Deciding whether you want to invest in a brand new roof can be a troublesome task and hearing different definitions for roofing terms only adds to this confusion. Here at Valent Roofing, we’re going to tackle these issues head on by defining the difference between the two terms once and for all…


This is the term given to the process of laying new shingles of the top of an old set. Although it should only be done once as the layers will become too thick for nails to penetrate with a third set, re-roofing is a less time consuming and cheaper way to revamp your roof and provide it with some much needed TLC.

New Roof

A new roof is what it sounds like; stripping away your old roof and opting for a complete roofing replacement! There are several reasons why one may decide to opt for this route, including water damage, missing shingles and a large area of moss. A new roof is the perfect solution to tackle such issues- however unlike re-roofing, it is a big affair and comes with a costly bill.

Factors to Consider

When deciding between these two roofing options, there are several factors to consider. For example, in terms of the materials, shingles are easier to re-roof than metal, however you may save money in the long run by replacing a roof with metal. In addition to this, the home ventilation must not be cut off in the attic if you are planning to re-roof as this will alter the temperature of the whole house.

Now you know the difference, it’s time to tackle your roofing needs. Get in contact with the experts in all things industrial roofing related today for more information!


Valent Roofing, 500 King’s Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8JT
Telephone: 0161 864 3311
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