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what do I need and how do I re-shingle my roof

what do I need and how do I re-shingle my roof

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Posted 2013-11-04T20:06:03+0000  by 14realdad 14realdad
 

Hi 14realdad,

 

Reroofing requires a degree of expertise and equipment most homeowners do not have.

 

A typical reroofing job involves removing and disposing of the old shingles, (the old shingles will fill an entire large dumpster) repairing or replacing the sheathing, (carpentry skills required) applying drip edge, felt paper and the new shingles.

 

This is a very large job which to accomplish in one or two days takes a crew of several experienced men.

 

In addition most cities have specific requirements on such things as the number of nails per square foot of roofing and the type of roofing allowed in certain areas.

 

For example wood shake shingles are not allowed in areas with a high risk of wild fires.

 

If the job is not done properly, shingles can fly off in high winds and the roof will leak in wet weather.

 

The bottom line is some jobs are best left to a professional and this is one of them.

 

Call your local Better Business Bureau for recommendations on who are the best contractors in your area.

 

Get three bids and make sure the contractor is licensed, bonded and insured.

 

Mike,

Posted 2013-11-04T22:53:20+0000  by Mike_HD_OC
 
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