New Roof Options…

Does Your Roof Need to be Replaced?

Do you need options for a neew roof?There are several things you will consider when it’s time to replace your old roof:

  • Probably top on the list is, “how much will it cost?”
  • Will you do your own installation or will you have it professionally done?
  • What type of materials will you use?
  • How will you dispose of the old roof?

Here is a new idea for you, and it’s one that will not only save you money, but eliminate disposing of the old roof.

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Consider Roofing Over Your Existing Roof

This is a great option to consider!

GAF-ELK shingles can be installed over existing strip shingles, T-lock shingles, wood shingles, laminated shingles and other premium asphalt shingles.

These are a few ideas to consider before making your decision.

What is required to roof over existing shingles?

  • There should only be one existing roof in place. If there are already 2 roofs in place, a complete tear off will be necessary. Most local codes will only allow for a total of 2 roofs on a structure.
  • The existing roof should provide a smooth surface. All loose or protruding nails should be removed. Loose, curled or lifted shingles, should be nailed down and any missing shingles should be replaced.
  • A complete tear off should occur if…
    • If there is more than one existing roof in place.
    • If the old surface is so badly damaged or weathered that it cannot provide a smooth surface.
    • If the roof deck itself is too deteriorated and needs replacing itself.
  • Shingles should not be installed over the following:
    • Wood Shakes
    • Tile or Metal Roofs
    • Roll Roofing
    • Asbestos Shingles
    • Insulation or Roof Decking other that wood.

Benefits of roofing over an existing roof are:Adding a roof over an existin roof can save money.

  • You’re adding an extra roof over your head, which adds more protection.
  • You add extra insulation and therefore become more energy efficient.
  • Since there is no tear off, there is less debris for our landfills.
Give us a call today for a free quote and see if this is a good option for you!

**originally published 12/8/10

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