After a period of time, the roof on existing buildings will need to be replaced. In most situations, this work will need Building Regulations approval.
If the new roof covering is significantly heavier or lighter than the existing one, the roof structure may need modifying and/or strengthening, and you are advised to check with a structural engineer or surveyor before commencing with works.
If the existing roof covering is to be replaced with a different material to its original for example, slate to tiles, then
approval under the Building Regulations is likely to be needed to ensure the roof will be adequate in terms of structural stability (applicable where the replacement tile will be significantly heavier or lighter than the existing), and also meets requirements in respect of fire safety and energy efficiency Planning Applications
Nottingham Re Roofing
What does re roofing mean?
Re-roofing simply means adding another roof on top of the existing roof. It's like wrapping tape over a worn bandage. The logic here is that another layer is additional protection. It's cheaper and faster to do since you won't need to remove any shingles
Is re roofing a good idea?
If you are a homeowner with minor issues or leaks, which typically occur as the roof reaches the end of its lifespan, but the roof is in overall good shape, re-roofing may be for you. If you only have one layer of asphalt shingles on your roof, you may also be a good candidate for re-roofing
What is the difference between re-roof and new roof?
Most building codes define the options as follows: Reroofing: The process of recovering or replacing an existing roof covering. ... Roof Replacement: The process of removing the existing roof covering, repairing any damaged substrate, and installing a new roof covering.
When should you re-roof?
Re-roofing is acceptable as long as there is only one layer of shingles and none of them are lifting or curling. If there are two or more layers, or if the single existing layer is curling, lifting, or otherwise unsound, then a re-roof is needed