When it's time to replace your old roof, the first thing to decide on is whether the old roof is in such bad shape that it has to come off. Most roofing professionals would agree that a full tear-off (down to the structural deck) and replacement is the preferred way to go. When the existing roof is torn-off, virtually any of the alternative roofing systems on the market today can be used as a replacement. Tearing off an old roof is an expensive process, however - often as much as the cost of the new roof! When budgets are tight, Lexcan's re-cover options are worth exploring.
Re-covering simply means installing a new membrane (with or without an insulation upgrade) over top of the existing roof. In addition to offering extensive savings over a full roof replacement, re-covering is more environmentally friendly in that it avoids sending truckloads of old roofing materials to the dump. It is also much easier to re-cover large roofs in sections to spread the expense out over one or more years.
Re-covering cannot be used in every situation. If the existing roof is in such rough shape or too saturated with water, a full tear-off will be necessary. Lexcan recommends that the existing roof be first evaluated by an experienced roofing professional prior to accepting a re-cover solution. Once a roof is deemed acceptable for re-cover, Lexcan can provide plenty of re-cover options to address almost any type of roof, including rusty metal roofs!