Prior to re-roofing your home with a new roof, you should examine it for certain things to make sure it is the opportune time to install a new roof. Therefore, if you see any curling of your current roofing shingles, chips and cracks, or spots where shingles are missing then it is definitely time to re-roof you home.
Note that before installing your new roof, you must figure out how many layers of existing asphalt shingles are currently on your roof. If it happens that there is only one, then you can install a new roofing system right over your existing roof. However, if there are two or more layers of asphalt on your current roof, then you will have to strip off all the old shingles before applying any new shingles.
By Following These Guidelines You Will Be Well On Your Way To Re-roofing Your Home:
First, in order tear off your old roof you will need to obtain a tarp to collect old asphalt shingles, the stripping tool, and any safety equipment if you have to be higher than six feet from the ground.
When all the old shingles are removed, you should examine the roof deck for signs of rotting and damage. Also, make sure to replace any rotten boards or plywood, and remove any nails left over after removing the old roof. Once your roof deck is ready, you will want
to install the roofing trim.
Once the trim is in place, you will want to install the roofing underlayment also known as a “roofing felt” or “tar paper.” After the roof deck is fully prepared, you can start installing your roofing asphalt shingles. Remember that you will have to acquire roofing shingles which means that you will have to measure your roof and estimate what materials you will need.