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At some point, just about every homeowner is going to face the need for a new roof. However, before choosing what type of roofing system is best for their home, they also need to take into consideration what type of roof is currently installed. For some homes, a new roof will mean completely removing all of the existing roofing materials. This can be an expensive proposition, especially when combined with the already high cost of a new roof.

For example, Spanish tile roofs can certainly be beautiful, but installing a new roof on a home with Spanish tile means an Austin roofing contractor will need to completely tear off all of the old tiles. This is a labor intensive process and can add considerable cost to the price of a new roof. However, homes with asphalt shingles can often be re roofed without the need to have all of the shingles and roofing materials removed. For some owners, this is definitely an advantage.

Homes with only a single layer of asphalt shingles can generally be re roofed with another layer of shingles. This can be a great way for the homeowner to save money, but homeowners aren't limited to re roofing with asphalt. Many times a metal roof can be installed right over the old asphalt shingles, providing the same cost savings as re roofing with asphalt, but giving the home a roof that will last considerably longer.

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In fact, re roofing an asphalt shingle roof with metal standing seam panels or shingles can offer advantages that a second layer of asphalt shingles cannot match.

Re roofing a home with a new metal roof can provide a cooler roof than a second layer of asphalt shingles. Of course, with a cooler roof, homeowners can enjoy lower cooling bills. This can be a big advantage, especially in areas that are known for having long hot summers.

Another benefit of re roofing with metal is that it will provide a long lasting durable roof that can be extremely cost efficient. It is important to keep in mind that a metal roof will cost more at the time of installation, but this higher initial investment will typically pay off by providing a longer life expectancy than asphalt shingles. With homeowners being able to wait longer before needing to replace their roof, they are able to save money. A new roof is expensive, so a roof that can last 40 to 50 years or more can certainly be a great value.

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