When something breaks on your home, you might be tempted to find the cheapest alternative instead of investing massive amounts of money. However, sometimes the more expensive choice is the better one. A few years ago, I realized that we needed a new roof. After doing a little research, I chose inexpensive shingles and nails. After the new products were installed, I could tell that there was a problem. Fortunately, a roofer friend of mine spotted the trouble and helped me to repair my home. This blog is all about helping you to decode roofing materials, so that you can avoid problems down the road.
When it is time to replace your asphalt shingle roof, you can either install new shingles over the existing roof or remove the old shingles entirely before replacing them with new ones. Both re-roofing options may be viable depending on the condition of your current roof and whether your area-specific building codes allow or prohibit installing a new roof over an existing one.
Building the new roof directly over the old one can result in many great advantages including but not limited to the following: [Read More]