Tear Off Roofing

Does it cost more to tear off? Yes. However, by spending a little more now, you can save yourself thousands in the long run.

The first step is to call us for a FREE estimate and have an All-Pro roofing expert come to your house to walk your roof, at no cost, and help determine the best course of action.


If it’s time to replace your old asphalt shingle roof, one of the decisions is whether to put new roofing shingles over your existing roof (a “recover”) or tear off the original and start afresh. We always will give the facts to make the best decision based on cost and safety. Our main concern is to give you the highest quality option within your budget.

A recover option is may not always be available. As an example, your roof already perhaps has multiple layers, curled shingles on your existing surface or due to mold would make a recover option is simply not viable.

By walking off your off we will be able to assess damage and devise a course of action to repair or replace your roof. As experienced roofing contractors, we consider it our job to help homeowners come to the best solution within their budget.

Bearing this in mind, here are some pros and cons to help you understand the issues that will impact your decisions.

  • Easier to inspect your roof and any damaged and rotten sections can be replaced.
  • Increased resale value.
  • Thorough assessment of high risk areas including valleys, eaves, rakes, sidewalls, and chimneys can be certified safe.
  • A tear-off is superior to a recover and will definitely outlast it by a number of years.

1. The primary reason clients choose a recover over a tear off is cost. A recover will likely cost at least $1000 less than a tear off. Again we want to work within your budget and let you decide based on the facts.

All-Pro Roofing would be happy to walk your roof, at no cost, and look for any issues you might run into. This can literally save you thousands of dollars. Call us now and discuss your roof replacement options.