A roof replacement is a huge endeavor for a homeowner. Often, you may wonder whether it is necessary to have your roofing contractor go through the whole process of tearing off the old roof. Wouldn’t it be much easier to simply install the new shingles over the old? Here’s some information to point you in the right direction:
Installing New Shingles Over Old Ones
It is legal in Canton and other Michigan communities to install new shingles without a tear-off when doing your own roof and provided the condition of the roof allows it. The exact meaning of what does and does not qualify is subject to much debate. However, weight limits of your home’s structure and manufacturer warranties typically void the option of reroofing without a tear-off of old materials.