The quick answer to this question is yes, you can easily lay new, professionally installed roof shingles on your old ones. But before you get started, one point must be made: installing new roofing over damaged (sometimes also known as a “re-roof”), old asphalt shingle, is actually not possible with normal asphalt shingle. In order to get the job done, it’s best that you go for professional installation of new roofing.
So now, when you need to install a new roof over your old roof, there are some factors that need to be considered first. Let’s get down to business and discuss some important points:
First of all, if the area where you plan to install a new roof over is covered with a shingle, you need to remove the old one first. This is so the old shingle can be properly discarded. There are several reasons why the old shingle is to be removed.
First off, if the new roof will be installed over an area which is too wet, then you would have to replace the old shingle with a new one. Also, you must be careful when removing old shingle. Don’t damage it. If you are unable to do it yourself, then call a roofing contractor to do the job for you. It’s better if you hire professionals, as they have tools and materials that are safer and more convenient than using your hands.
Secondly, if you plan to replace the old shingle with a new one, then there are certain things to consider. For example, if the old one had a lot of frayed strands of fibers, then you should try to get rid of these before replacing it. This would make it easier for the contractor to install new roof. Also, make sure the replacement of the old shingle isn’t damaged, as that would complicate the whole process of putting the new one in place. Lastly, check for any leaks or holes before actually placing the new one on the roof.
As mentioned earlier, the above points are important factors when it comes to laying a new shingle over an existing one. And just keep in mind these tips before going ahead and installing new roof over your old one.
Now, that you know what to take care of, you can start the process of putting on the new roof on your home. Once you’ve done this, you should make sure that the roof is properly covered with tar and caulking. This will make sure that the newly installed shingle is totally secure and will last for a long time.
Doing the above steps is easy and you can complete it by yourself without anyone to assist you. In order to save more money, it would also be a good idea if you employ an expert roofer to do the task for you.