If you’re looking to get a new tile roof, you might think that the installation process would take too long or that it would cost too much and be too much of a hassle if you strip the old roof off first. Also, installing a tile roof on top of your old roof could add extra thermal protection, if the installation is done properly.
Most experts will tell you that installing a new roof on top of a basic shingle roof can be done, and it’s not all that difficult as long as the old roof is still in relatively good condition and it hasn’t developed mold or attracted any pests and insects. Installing over a tile roof is also possible, however, you will need proper roofing cement or adhesive, and it’s also very important that the existing tiles not have any substantial cracks, and that they don’t retain too much moisture.
In general, you can install tile roofing on top of almost any other type of roof, as long as you’re using the right tools, adhesives and methods. To ensure that the project is a success, however, it’s best to consult with reputable Austin roofing contractors and ask about any potential complications that might arise.