Roof Replacement in Berwyn, IL

Assistance when your Chicagoland roof’s at the end of the road.

Getting your roof replaced is overwhelming and often filled with many unknowns. You want to be certain that the results you get are made to last. Walton Roofing is a residential and commercial roofing company that uses quality roofing materials backed by expert installation, ensuring your new roof lasts for years to come. Our free roof inspection makes sure you know what to expect from your Berwyn roof replacement, including a complete breakdown of the cost and timeline for completion. 

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Reroofing vs. Roof Replacement

While many people use these terms interchangeably, in truth, they are two different services. Whether you need Chicagoland reroofing or roof replacement, it will depend on the state of your roof. 

Understanding Reroofing

Reroofing is the fastest and cheapest way to restore the appearance of your roof, and to a degree, its lost function. During this process, a new shingle overlay goes over the worn shingles. This ensures the outer layer of your roof looks great. If the old shingles were no longer waterproofing effectively, this also guards against rainwater entering your home.

Reroofing is only an option if you have a single layer of shingles in place. If you have already had a reroofing job done once, it is against code to do it again. It also only works with certain types of roofing materials. For example, metal shingles are not suitable for reroofing.

Understanding Roof Replacement

Roof replacement is, as you would imagine, much more in depth. The existing shingles are fully removed, leaving the deck exposed. If the deck is in good shape, we apply a new underlayment, then install new shingles on top. The result is a roof that looks great, works perfectly, and should last decades more than just reroofing. 

Reroofing or Roof Replacement, Which Is Best?

Whether you should opt for reroofing or roof replacement will depend on the condition of your roof and your goals.

If the deck and underlayment are in good shape, you can choose which is best for you. If not, only roof replacement will work. Ultimately, reroofing saves money in the short term, while a roof replacement offers lasting results. 

Types of Roofs We Replace

At Walton Roofing, we replace all types of roofing found in the Chicagoland area—residential, commercial, and industrial. However, there are three roofing materials we specialize in. These are:

TPO

Standing for thermoplastic polyolefin, this is a single-ply roofing membrane and reinforcing scrim that protects flat roofs.

Modified Torch Down

Modified torch down roofing gets its name because an open flame is used to apply it. The membrane is made from bitumen modified with rubber or plastic.

Modified Smooth

Modified smooth roofing uses modified bitumen, but the surface is smoother than that achieved with the torch down application.