Can I Put More Than One Layer Of Shingles On My Roof?

Check with your local ordinances before putting another layer of shingles on to your existing roof. Most local communities will only allow two layers of shingles on a roof, although there are some areas that do allow up to three layers. Be sure to check your local building codes to be sure you are in compliance if you plan on doing the work yourself.

Cumming Roofer Provides Free Roofing Inspections

There are several things to consider before adding a second (or even third if permissible) layer of shingles onto your home’s roof:

  • Most roof structures are able to support the weight of two layers of shingles. Inspecting the structure and framing before starting the job would be advisable.  There may be inadequate support, or wood that is compromised from dampness, mold or rot.  Call your Cumming roofer, Cornerstone, for a free roofing inspection so that you will know upfront how to make sure your structure is strong and secure.
  • Inspect for any existing leaks.  Adding a new roof over another roof does not always fix the underlying issues.  The area of concern may be around the flashing or vents and these will need to be repaired before you install an additional roof.  Georgia roof repairs are too important to the security and protection of your home to only partially correct a problem.
  • Get a thorough Dawsonville roof inspection to assure that all of the shingles lay flat.  Shingles added on top of old warped or curled shingles will take on the shape of the shingles underneath. Not only will the life span of the new shingles significantly decrease, but the warranty may be void as well.
  • Get a good evaluation of the roof decking and structure from your attic or crawl space. For example, are the boards and wooden support warped, soft, damp and moldy? Adding another layer to your Georgia roof will not fix the problems below.

Dawsonville and Roswell GA Roofer

Protect your home and your family and save wasted expense from trying to cover up a problem instead of properly repairing the concern.  Call your Cumming and Roswell roofer, Cornerstone, for a free roofing inspection today.

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