Why Roof Replacement is the Best Choice


When it comes to maintaining your home, few aspects are as crucial as the roof. At Signature Roofing, we pride ourselves on being experts in Boise roof replacement. What sets us apart is our certification by leading manufacturers GAF and CertainTeed. These brands are without a doubt our favorite products on the market, offering the best quality and warranties available. This comprehensive guide will explain why we strongly recommend roof replacement over reroofing and why choosing Signature Roofing in Boise ensures you receive top-notch service and results in Idaho.


The Difference Between Reroof and Roof Replacement


Reroofing Reroofing involves adding a new layer of shingles over the existing shingles without removing them. While this might seem like a convenient option, it requires a detailed inspection to meet specific criteria. Due to these stringent requirements, reroofing is extremely rare.

Roof Replacement Roof replacement, on the other hand, involves tearing off the old shingles down to the roof deck and then installing new shingles. This method is used when the existing roof has significant damage or when homeowners want a completely new roof. Roof replacement allows us to address any underlying issues, ensuring the new roof is installed on a solid foundation.


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Photo of reroof – Signature Roofing does not recommend this procedure.


Why We Don’t Recommend Reroofing


At Signature Roofing, we do not recommend reroofing for several critical reasons:

  1. No Warranty: In most cases, reroofing does not come with a warranty. Obviously, this puts homeowners at a severe disadvantage.
  2. Inability to Inspect and Repair: Reroofing prevents us from inspecting the roof deck and underlying materials. As a result, any existing damage remains hidden and unaddressed, potentially leading to bigger issues down the line.
  3. Limited Applicability: Reroofing can only be done if the existing roof has a single layer of shingles, is in relatively good condition, and has no major issues. These criteria are rarely met, making reroofing a rare option.
  4. Poor Long-Term Investment: Reroofing might seem cost-effective initially, but it often results in higher costs over time due to the likelihood of future repairs and issues.
  5. Structural Concerns: Adding a new layer of shingles increases the weight on the roof structure. This will lead to structural problems.
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Gaf Roof Replacement


Why Roof Replacement is the Best Choice


Comprehensive Inspection and Repair Roof replacement starts with the removal of the old shingles, allowing us to thoroughly inspect the roof deck for any damage or rot. This comprehensive inspection ensures that we can address any issues before installing the new roof, providing a solid and stable foundation.

Improved Longevity A new roof installed on a properly inspected and repaired roof deck will last significantly longer. This investment in a full roof replacement pays off in the long run with fewer repairs and better performance.

Enhanced Performance By addressing underlying issues and installing new underlayment and flashing, we ensure that the new roof performs optimally. This reduces the risk of leaks and other problems that can arise from simply adding a new layer of shingles.

Manufacturer Warranties Many roofing manufacturers, including GAF and CertainTeed, offer better warranties on full roof replacements compared to reroofing. Protect your home with a top-notch warranty.


The Roof Replacement Process: Boise Experts Who Understand Idaho’s Climate


  1. Initial Inspection and Assessment Our team begins with a thorough inspection to assess the condition of your existing roof. We check for any signs of wear, damage, or potential issues that could affect the new installation.
  2. Removing the Old Roof We carefully remove the existing roofing materials to prepare the surface for the new installation. This step includes proper disposal of the old materials, ensuring an environmentally friendly process.
  3. Roof Deck Inspection We inspect the roof deck for any damage or rot and make necessary repairs to ensure a solid foundation for the new roof. Before we install new product we ensure the longevity and stability of your new roof.
  4. Installing Underlayment and Flashing A high-quality underlayment and flashing are installed to provide additional protection and prevent leaks. The underlayment acts as a barrier against moisture, while the flashing ensures that water is directed away from critical areas like chimneys and skylights.
  5. Laying Down the New Roof We follow the manufacturer guidelines and best practices with precision. This ensures a flawless installation that will last for years to come.
  6. Final Inspection and Cleanup We conduct a thorough inspection to ensure the new roof meets our high standards. Our team also cleans up the work area, leaving your property neat and tidy.


The Benefits of Choosing Signature Roofing


Expertise and Experience With decades of experience in the roofing industry, our team has the knowledge and skills to handle any Boise residential reroof project with precision and care. Our long-standing presence covering the community means we’ve seen and dealt with all types of roofing challenges, ensuring your project is in capable hands with experts who live in Idaho.

Certified Professionals Our staff is certified by leading manufacturers like GAF, CertainTeed, and Carlisle SynTec Systems, which leads to superior service and access to exclusive warranties. These certifications are a testament to our commitment to quality and excellence in every project we undertake.

Quality Materials We use only the best materials, known for their durability and performance, to provide long-lasting roofing solutions. We partner with the top manufacturers, which allows us to offer a wide range of roofing options. Quality materials elevate the curb appeal, protect your home, and make it more efficient.

Industry-Leading Warranties Our elite status with GAF, CertainTeed, and Carlisle SynTec Systems allows us to offer warranties that provide peace of mind and long-term protection. These warranties cover both materials and workmanship, giving you confidence in the durability and quality of your new roof.




At Signature Roofing, we dedicate ourselves to providing exceptional Boise roof replacement services. While reroofing might seem like a convenient option, the long-term benefits and superior performance of a full roof replacement make it the best choice for homeowners. Choose Signature Roofing for a roof installed with the highest standards of quality and professionalism.

For an instant roof quote or to schedule a consultation, contact Signature Roofing today. We’re here to help you enhance the value and beauty of your home with our expert roofing services.