November 24, 2023
New roofing installation is one of the best ways to increase your home value, in addition to ensuring you and your family are well protected from the elements. Often, many considering new roofing also wonder if it’s always necessary to tear off your old one first. That’s why our expert roofing team from Advanced Roofing Solutions has collected everything you need to know about when you can and can’t install a new roof over an old one here.
Installing New Shingles Over Old Ones
In many cases, if installing asphalt shingles they can be installed over your old ones with relative ease. Doing so is beneficial because it is inexpensive and less labor-intensive, making it much more efficient for roofing teams. Additionally, installing new shingles over old ones can last just as long as tearing them off and then adding them, and there’s no noticeable change in your roof. Also, as long as your new roof is installed by a qualified roofing team, the manufacturer’s warranty for your new roof is still valid. Lastly, adding new shingles over old ones can even make your roof more durable and provide an added layer of protection in case of extreme weather and high winds that may blow or curl shingles.
When is Tearing Away Old Shingles the Best Option?
There are some cases where you’ll need to tear away your old roof before performing a new roofing installation. Often, it’s when your roof already has two layers of shingles on it. This is because traditionally, most state building codes only allow for two layers of shingles to be on your roof. Another case is when your current shingles are coming off, curling, or cracked and in a poor state. Since your new roof needs to lie flat, it is often necessary to tear away the damaged old ones.
Additionally, if you’re roof leaks when it rains, your old shingles will need to be torn off and your roof deck checked thoroughly by a roofing team so they can make any necessary repairs before installing your new roof. Lastly, weight also plays an important role in new roof installation and your roof may not be able to support the weight of new shingles being laid on top of the existing ones.
Contact us today for new roofing installation
At Advanced Roofing Solutions, we specialize in custom roofing options designed specifically for your needs. When you trust us with your new roofing installation, we’ll sit down with you to go over your needs and expectations and help you choose the best materials for you.
As a certified roofing installer, you can rest assured you’ll receive the very best customer care and have access to today’s leading roofing materials. Our years of dedication and customer service have made us one of Fayetteville’s most enduring roofers and we’re state-certified, licensed, and insured.
Learn more by contacting us online today or calling 1 (910) 988-8245.