Most homeowners get a roof replacement quote from more than one Knoxville roofer. They do this to find a company they feel they can trust and one who offers a fair price. As you’re reviewing your estimates, know that there are two types of roof replacement legal for roofing in Knoxville. The two types of roof replacements are an overlay and a tear off.
A Tear Off
Any GAF certified contractor will always quote and perform a tear off. This means they tear off the existing shingles before installing your new roof. With a tear off you will be eligible for the full manufacturer’s warranty (assuming a licensed Knoxville roofer installs it). You also benefit because your roof deck can be inspected and repaired prior to installation of your new roofing in Knoxville.
A roofing overlay is exactly what it sounds like. A Knoxville roofer will install your new shingles over the old ones. This means any problems with those old shingles can impact the new roof. Things like bending or curling shingles will lead to an uneven or warped roof. Any rot, mildew or mold can transfer to your new shingles shortening their life.
How to Tell What Your Quote Includes
There are several ways you may be able to tell just by looking at the quote. One is if you see a line item for something along the lines of “tear off of old roofing materials.” Another is for disposal of old roofing materials. Of course, the best way is to ask the roofing company for clarification if there is not a clear description in the quote.
Call Mobley Brothers for Your Roof Replacement
As a Master Elite™ GAF certified roofer, we not only always do a tear off for our roof replacements, but we also will install a total GAF roofing system. This ensures you’re eligible for the best roofing warranty offered by GAF. If you’re looking for a Knoxville roofer you can trust, call us. We’re locally owned and operated, licensed and insured and A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau. Call (865) 248-2772 today or fill out our contact form. We also have an office in Nashville which can be reached by calling (615) 645-4500.