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Old 04-05-2010, 07:35 PM   #1
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Strip roof or shingle over it?

Just got a quote from roofer and he said he would like to strip the old roof off. It is pretty flat and I know we do need new shingles but I understand you can have two courses on there. Should I have them strip it or put over exisiting roof?



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Have it stripped off, have roof deck inspected for any problems


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Old 04-06-2010, 06:31 AM   #3
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Depends on the condition of the existing roof and the experience of the roofer you hire.
Can it be done, yes, is every roofer you call experienced enough, no.

Call several roofers "no matter is you choose a re-roof or lay over" and hire the one that you feel most confident in.

I covered over the roof on my home 20 years or so ago and it's still holding up & problem free today.
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