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120 Ormsby Drive, Syracuse, NY 13219

(315) 720-6665


When your roof is already past its prime, it’s time to plan for a replacement. Apart from choosing quality materials and working with the right contractor, you have to decide whether to opt for a shingle overlay or tear off the old roof and start from scratch.

While a roof overlay can save you time and money, there are a lot of reasons experts don’t recommend this method. Here’s why a full tear-off is a more practical choice:

Enjoy the Benefits of a New Roof

Tearing off your old roof means you don’t have to worry about underlying issues like leaks, damaged flashing and rotting decking. Every aspect of your roof will be new.

This also allows your contractor to thoroughly check your roofing structure and make the necessary repairs before installing the new roof. It ensures that the finished product will be flawless. You don’t get this opportunity with an overlay because roofers won’t be able to see the structure’s overall condition.

Longer Lifespan

A complete tear-off roofing job will last longer than an overlay. Since the roof is new, you can expect it to last from 10 to 20 years, depending on the materials used. It also doesn’t trap much heat.

With a roof overlay, shingles curl and break down quickly because of excessive heat. Additionally, since you’re adding another roof to the top of your home, it can compromise the system’s structural integrity. It’s also more difficult to track from where the leaks are coming.

Increase Your Home’s Value

If you’re planning to move out and sell your home in the future, a full roof replacement is worth the investment. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2020 Cost vs. Value Report, this can provide up to     65.9% return on investment.

When it’s time to invest in a new roof, Blue Collar Roofers has got you covered. Get in touch with us today at (315) 720-6665, or complete our contact form for more information about our products and services.

Customer Reviews
What our customers are saying

Blue Collar’s crew was incredibly professional and efficient. Our new roof looks fantastic. And they so thoroughly cleaned the job site that you would never know they were here. Overall, a great experience–I would recommend Blue Collar to anyone in need of a new roof.

Scott L

I had some roof damage from high winds and I was worried about the potential for more damage due to rain/snow. I called Blue Collar Roofers and spoke with Alex. Alex was great to work with over the phone and sent someone out to assess my roof the very same day. Thankfully I was able to get my roof repaired quickly and the work looks great! Dave did wonderful work! Thank you so much for your great service!

Jill B

We highly recommend Blue Collar Roofers! Everyone we worked with throughout the entire process was professional and respectful. They did a wonderful job and they communicated with us at each step of the way.

Thank you Blue Collar Roofers, Crew!

Alana W

Blue Collar Roofers were amazing to work with and our new roof is impeccable! They were very responsive at every stage of the process and always professional and courteous. Communication was great and all of my questions were answered quickly and thoroughly. The team of roofers was efficient and tidy and did not leave a speck of waste. I would recommend Blue Collar Roofers to anyone needing a new roof!

Elise B

Blue Collar Roofers did a complete tear-off and installation at our house. They were fast, professional, and communicated well throughout. The roof looks great, and they went above expectations with new venting (for our old house). We highly recommend them.

Timothy M

We highly recommend Blue Collar Roofers for any of your roofing needs. They are prompt, responsive, attentive and thorough. Their pricing is competitive and their product and installation process is smooth and transparent. Give Taylor or Alex a call for any of your roofing needs!

Kirsten I

We are so happy with our entire experience with Blue Collar Roofers! Right from the start, Chris did a great job walking us through their process and providing a quote. The workers were very professional. The roof looks great and they did a great job cleaning up after themselves. We would highly recommend Blue Collar Roofers to anyone looking to have a roof repaired or replaced.

Katherine B

Our experience was fantastic. They worked quickly and efficiently and got the work done in a single day and the roof looks amazing. What we appreciated was the transparency of the work that they were doing and any obstacles that came up they immediately communicated with us. Also when they cleaned up the work site it appeared as if they were never there at all. Exceptional work!

Derek L

Communication and availability throughout the process were incredible. Incredibly pleased with my new roof.

Josh V
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