I need help ending a disagreement between my spouse & I about redoing the asphalt roof shingles on our 20 yr old house. Currently we have original builderÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s shingle, the roof is getting older but has no leaks or missing shingles.
I am of the belief that, unless something is leaking or there are other roof issues, usually contractors will place a 2nd layer of asphalt shingles on top of the 1st. That only when a 3rd layer needs to be put on that the 2 previous layers need be removed. I am thinking of the possibility of un-needed work not to mention the added expense, especially if it’s is compleatly un needed, that money could be used to cap the sophit in vinyl and get new gutters.
My spouse believes that the original roof shingles should be scraped off, carted away regardless of the expense, & the new shingles installed without shingles underneath. Is set on this being the proper method.
Again, 20 yr old L-shaped ranch style home, original plain asphalt shingles, no roof damage.
Opinions (Pros & Cons) needed to end the debate so we can finally get the roofers here and we arenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t bickering in front of the poor guys!
JMKM in a dispute :roll: