Reroof Vs New Roof: 6 Important Factors You Should Consider

Reroof Vs New Roof

6 Important Factors You Should Consider
Reroof Vs New Roof

A leaking roof or missing shingles! Your roof is one of the best investments you can make for your home. However, It can be difficult to determine whether a roof repair is sufficient or a roof replacement is more appropriate. Deciding between re-roofing and roof replacement can be challenging, and we are here to help.

The difference between the two essentially comes down to the roof’s age and the extent of the damage. Here at Tascosa Amarillo Roofing Company, we take pride in providing only the best roofing service you need! You might be asking; “So which is right for me?”

We have put together some information to help you better understand the difference between re-roofing and roof replacement. If you are struggling to determine which might be best for you or ready to schedule your FREE Amarillo roofing estimate, give us a call at 806-454-9277 or schedule a Free Inspection to get in contact with one of our roofing experts. 

Reroof Vs New Roof: What is Re-roofing?

Re-roofing is the process of layering new shingles on top of already existing ones but can only be done once. This will not be an option for previously layered shingles. 

Re-roofing is a great option for you if your roof is fairly new, water damage is minimal and there is no rotting wood. Re-roofing is less expensive than a roof replacement and can be a great alternative to a complete roof replacement.


Compared to a full roofing replacement there are factors to consider:



  • Faster Turnaround Time – does not require any underlayment to be replaced

  • Save Money –  reduced labor and material costs compared to full replacement


  • Limited to one re-roofing

  • Re-roofing may not last as long as a completely replaced roof. 

Reroof Vs New Roof: What is Roof Replacement?

Fully replacing your roof involves ripping up old shingles, removing worn out felt paper, and assessing the decking for any kind of damage. A new layer of felt paper or underlayment is installed along with new shingles.

A roof replacement will last for approximately 20–25 years. At Tascosa Roofing, Class 4 shingles are used to protect your roof from hail damage along with 110 mph winds, which is common to the Amarillo, TX area.

There are several advantages and disadvantages when compared to a re-roofing:


  • Save money in the long run, by identifying early signs of rot and damage. 
  • Roof replacement can address all underlying issues of water damage. 


  • Roof replacement is more costly than re-roofing upfront.
  • Material costs, with inflation rising, roofing materials are becoming more expensive.

Before considering a roofing replacement, check out our blog “Common Signs of Roof Damage” to learn more signs of a damaged roof to help you understand your roofing needs. 

Which Roofing is Right for You?

In conclusion, based on the condition and age of your roof, it is important to understand if re-roofing or a roof replacement is right for your Amarillo home.

Based on criteria, re-roofing is best for homeowners who see minor damage like partially missing shingles or moderate damage from debris or weather.

On the contrasting hand, homeowners may consider a full roofing replacement if the roofing has suffered significant damage. This can include damage to the roofing deck, rotting wood, or significant damage from debris or weather.

No matter what your roofing needs are, the expert team at Tascosa Amarillo Roofing is ready to help! We are here to help you make the right decision regarding your roof, for more information please visit us online at or feel free to give us a call 806.454.9277 for your free estimate.

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