There are several components to a roof demolition project regardless of what kind of roof you have. Firstly, there is the question of how many layers of shingles your roof currently has. In many cases, building codes will allow for a second layer of shingles to be placed atop the first instead of getting a completely new roof. Many professionals will insist on removing the first layer and starting over so the final product is the best possible outcome. Tearing off the old roof to make way for a new one requires the help of an experienced professional to ensure the job is done safely and effectively.
Ripping off the first layer of shingles will allow you to find out what’s happening under the shingles and if there are any problem areas that could cause damage to your home. Exposing this area will also allow you to replace or repair valleys that may be collecting rain and causing mold growth. If you live in a cold, wet area such as Massachusetts, you should also consider adding a barrier to prevent from ice dam issues. And lastly, getting rid of the first layer of shingles will allow you to make way for a new roof that will undisputably be smoother and more appealing than building atop another layer.
In order to properly complete a roof demolition project, you will need trained professionals, disposal containers, and specialty tools like roof-specific shovels. While many homeowners see this as a project they can handle with a few friends, you will be putting yourself, your friends, and your home at risk so it is best to call a professional. You will also likely need a building permit in order to complete this project legally so be sure to look into this matter before beginning. The only other responsibility you should worry about is ordering a large trash container for the team to discard the shingles in. Upon delivery, make sure the company parks the container in a convenient place so the team can save time and easily discard the old shingles.
From here, you can let the professionals handle the physical labor of the project and trust that your roof will be ready in just a few days! Infinity Abatement offers timely and efficient roof demolition services. Contact us today to get a free quote!