RE-roofing question


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Old 10-21-05, 06:48 PM
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RE-roofing question

I live in the Midwest and have a 15 year old house with an original asphalt roof which are showing signs of wear and would like to replace, although none seem to be curling at all. My question is whether I strip off the exsiting shingles/tar paper to the plywood, or just apply new shingles over existing. Will this shorten the life of the new shingles by doing this?
 
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Old 10-21-05, 07:52 PM
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Generally you can add another layer over what you have, as long as there is only one layer there to begin with. If there are already 2 or more layers you have to remove and start over.
 
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Old 10-21-05, 08:12 PM
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Yes, but can I expect the second layer last as long vs. ripping off and starting over?
 
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RE-roofing question

Your new layer may not last as long over a previous roof as it would if you removed the old.

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