Old 01-21-02, 07:42 AM
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I'm new and not sure how this works, so if I do it wrong or ask a stupid question, my apologies.

I need to re-roof a house. There is only one existing layer so I believe I can put new on top of old. Do I just repair the obvious and start laying new shingles on the old? Sounds too easy. Do I need a starter row like a new one does? What else?

Thanks for the help

Old 01-21-02, 08:37 AM
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Do a layover on the old roof shingles just as if you were putting it on directly to sheathing, starter course and all.
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Old 01-21-02, 09:11 AM
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Thanks for the quick response. I think I can do it if that's all it takes. Other than the energy and time that is.

Thanks again.

Old 01-28-02, 03:57 AM
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If the old roof is good and straight you should butt the new shingles to the old ones. Put on a starter like always and then butt the top of your second course of shingles to the bottom of the old ones. This will drop your second course down a bit but from then on they should fall into place. Butting them allows the new shingles to lay flat and makes it easier and faster to keep shingles running straight.
Old 01-28-02, 11:55 AM
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Thanks for your reply on the roofing job. I think I'm ready to tackle the job.

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