When faced with the perceived cost or inconvenience of replacing a roof, some homeowners may consider “re-covering,” or adding a new layer of shingles as an alternative. While re-covering may save some money, mess, and the hassle of removing old shingles, there are considerations that you must weigh. For instance, building codes in your area will limit the total number of acceptable layers of shingles on your roof. Additionally, you will need to consider the type of roof you have and its structural soundness when deciding whether to re-roof or add to your existing roof.

Roof Replacement Costs

How Many Layers Is “Too Many?”

There are a variety of factors that determine how many layers of shingles a homeowner can have on a r