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Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

Hi there, my name is Darby Mitchells. I am here to talk to you about eavestrough, or gutter, installations. The roof on your home features a number of components that direct rainwater to the edges. From there, the eavestrough allow water to run straight to the downspouts. The downspouts direct water to a drain that keeps the moisture away from the house. In addition to protecting your roofing materials from damage, gutters make it comfortable to walk under your roofline during heavy downpours. Without eavestrough, a heavy stream of water would pour over the edges of your roof at all times. I will discuss the benefits of installing and maintaining gutters on my site. I will also share information about gutter materials and installation techniques. Thanks for coming to my website.

Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

Shingling Over Existing Shingles: Get Answers To The Questions You Have

by Martha Soto

If you have a layer of asphalt shingles on your roof, a roofing contractor may give you two options when it is time to replace the roof. They may recommend removing the asphalt shingles and applying a new layer, or they may tell you that they can re-shingle over the existing layer of asphalt shingles. This may leave you with questions. Here are a few of the questions you may have about re-shingling over an existing layer of shingles. 

Can You Always Shingle Over an Existing Layer of Shingles? 

No. As a general rule of thumb, shingles can typically only be layered over one time. If you have had an existing layer of shingles shingled over in the past, you most likely will not be able to have it done again in the future. Additionally, most of the shingles need to be in place and not curling or missing in order for a new layer of shingles to be added to your roof. 

What Are the Benefits to Re-Shingling Over Shingles? 

The biggest benefit to shingling over an existing layer of shingles is the time savings. If the existing layer of shingles on your roof is removed, this takes time, as the shingles are typically scraped off. And when it comes to roofing contractors, time is money. You pay more in labor to remove the existing shingles than you would if the shingles were left and layered over. Layering over shingles also helps to save time in case a roof needs to be finished quickly because of an incoming storm. 

Are There Disadvantages to Re-Shingling Over Shingles? 

There are disadvantages to re-shingling over shingles. The biggest disadvantage is that repairs can be become more time consuming in the future. Instead of having to find a leak or problem in one layer of roofing, a roofer now needs to find the problem within two layers and repair it. The other disadvantage is that when the time does come to replace your roof, two layers of shingles needs to be removed, instead of just one, which can be costly at that time. 

Re-shingling is a great option for those who are on a limited budget and need a new roof or who need a new roof in a hurry. But it is not ideal in every situation. If you have any additional questions about shingling over existing shingles, roofing contractors can answer your specific questions or help you determine if it is an option with your existing roof. Contact a company, like Pyramid Roofing Inc, for more information.