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Installing New Shingles Over Old Shingles

Choosing to over-shingle your roof or replace old shingles with new ones often entails a big investment of time, money, and effort. But as homeowners know well, this is a necessary expense if you want your roof to last as long as possible. One issue homeowner should be aware of is the difference in costs and time between replacing old shingles and Installing New Shingles.

OVER-SHINGLING AN OLD ROOF

The process of over-shingling involves constructing a new roof on top of an existing one. There are several primary reasons. Homeowners are miss inform by unexperienced roofing contractors and the other reason too lazy to follow manufacture installation guidelines.

YOU WILL LOSE THE MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY

This is because installing new shingles over old ones voids the manufacturer’s warranty and specifications that were not previously there.

ALL SHINGLES MANUFACTURE ARE NOT THE SAME

New shingles have a longer lifespan than old ones. This is because they are built better as technology rapidly advances. The wear and tear of the material also contribute to this reduced lifespan. As a result, over-shingle installations tend to be less durable than those with old shingles installed on new siding because you are essentially building a new roof over an old one that did not need to be replaced.

THE COST OF OVER-SHINGLE IS HIGH

The cost of an over-shingle installation is usually higher than a new one. This is because you will be removing all of your old shingles to install new ones. In addition, you will lose the added curb appeal of old shingles and gain only a minimal amount in insulation when compared to the cost of entirely new shingles. Since over-shingling involves additional costs, homeowners should be prepared for those before they start the process.

FACTS

The best option is to decide the architectural appearance that a new or partially new roof will have before beginning any sort of shingle. Roofing repair print addition, homeowners should ask their contractor about the cost of over-shingling a roof before starting such a project. The cost of an over-shingle may be more than you think, and the added time and labor will distract you from your other projects at home, both interior, and exterior. If you are interested in scheduling a free inspection contact us today!

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