If you are facing the expense of a new roof , here are three things to consider when getting a new roof.
1. Be certain that the bid includes tearing off the old roof completely before putting the new material on.
While there might be a small savings in just slapping a new layer of shingles over the old ones, the risk just isn’t worth it. The extra weight can be significant, particularly in older homes. Then there is the fact that you really can’t properly inspect the wooden sheathing that forms the structure of your roof. If repairs are needed you won’t be able to see without removing the old roof.