Roofing 102: Can I Lay New Shingles On Old Shingles?

        Installing new shingles to a roof can improve any building structurally, but also improves its looks and value. The process of installing the new shingles can vary, and a common question often arises “Can you install new shingles on top of old shingles?” There is a benefit to following…

Where and How to nail shingles to a roof?

Installing and nailing down roof shingles is not an easy task for an amateur. Nevertheless, I will present some great information for DIY’ers who want to give it a try at their own risk. Properly layered shingles are the key to avoiding water damage and leaking. Quality roofing nails need…

How to install shingles around vent pipe flashing, Plumbing Stacks & Electrical Masts

Installing shingles is not an easy task as it might seem. It takes experience and a great deal of perfection. The roof is not one continuous sheet of concrete, asphalt or any other material, rather there are some penetrations through the roof such as vent pipes, plumbing stacks and electrical…

How Shingles Work & Why Do most American Homes Use It:

Shingles are made up of various material such as wood, slate, flagstone, cement, fiber, plastic or asphalt. Shingles are flat or rectangular elements laid in course from the bottom edge of the roof up, each course overlaps the joints below. The different types of shingle are: Asphalt shingles: Asphalt shingles…

GAF vs. CertainTeed Vs. Owens Corning Roof Shingles

Shingles are typically flat and rectangular shaped over the years different types of shingles have been made out of wood, slate, flagstone, fiber cement, metal, plastic and asphalt. Today, asphalt shingles are the most widely used roofing material in the United States. Choosing the type of shingle depends on various…