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4 Things You May Not Know About Shingle Roofing Installation

Nora Mcdonalid

Shingle roofing is one of the most popular types of residential roofing, so there's a good chance you have it on your home too. Shingle roofing is affordable and durable for several years, but it has to be replaced when it gets worn down. Here are four things you might want to know about shingle roofing installation.

1. You'll Need A Permit And Inspection

Your roofer handles getting the permit for your roof installation, so you don't have to worry about it. However, you may want to know that a permit is needed and that there's a cost involved that's added to the cost of your new roof. The permit process requires inspections.

A code officer may inspect the roof midway through the work and again at the end. They want to make sure the work is done according to local building codes. Building codes for roofing varies by location since areas where severe weather is common usually have stricter building codes for roofs than other locations.

2. It May Be Best To Remove The Old Roof First

Some people have new shingle roofing installed over the old shingles. While that's possible, you may want to talk to your roofer about the pros and cons. The good point is you don't have to pay for tearing off the old roof. Ask your roofer how much money you'll save and then weigh that against the risk of covering up water damage and reducing the lifespan of your new roof.

3. There Are Many Shingles To Choose From

Asphalt shingles come in different colors and styles. They come in different grades too, according to the quality of the shingles. Basic shingles are the most affordable, so they are usually a good choice when you want to save money. Luxury shingles are the highest quality, most attractive, thickest, and most durable. They also cost the most. Your roofer can help you choose the ideal materials for your shingle roofing installation.

4. Shingle Roofing Installation Involves Nails And Glue

You probably know shingles get nailed on. You may have heard nail guns when your neighbors got new roofs. You may not know that the shingles are also adhered with adhesive. The adhesive strip is already on the shingles, so the roofer doesn't have to add it. As the shingles bask in the sun, the adhesive heats up and melts so the shingles bond to the roof.

That's why your roofer may recommend avoiding a roof installation in cold weather. Cold weather makes shingles brittle and it interferes with the adhesive's ability to bond.


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Every job is different. But we should all be able to agree that most professions in this world are necessary. Take roofing, for example. It definitely has its upsides and its downsides when you're up on the roof. It's nice to watch things come together as you're nailing shingles onto the surface. But of course, it can be tiring, too. Luckily, there are plenty of people who think the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to roofing as a profession. Therefore, we all have roofers to work on our homes when needed. You can learn more about roofing right here on this website.