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The Disadvantages of Layering Shingles

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Layering roofing and shingles has been a common practice of those looking to save time and money when roof replacement is on the horizon. While this appears to save time and money at first, the disadvantageous of layering shingles and roofing are so profound that this is not a solid repair option. To learn more about the disadvantages of layering shingles and roofing, read on.    

THE MAIN DISADVANTAGES OF LAYERING SHINGLES AND ROOFING  

These include but are not limited to: potentially voiding your shingle warranty, adding excessive and potentially damaging weight to the structure of your house (which can cause expensive future problems) and even diminishing the overall life of your home’s roof. Truly this quick fix is not as quick or as much of a fix as it is thought to be.

Older homes are particularly vulnerable to extra weight when it comes to roofing. While newer homes with only one layer of shingles could bear the extra weight, and most likely will not be breaking any warranties or building codes when shingles are layered, it is still not something which can be done over and over again.  

THE MISCONCEPTIONS RELATED TO LAYERING ROOFING AND SHINGLES

People often believe that layering shingles will repair old leaks, but this actually is not true in the long term. While occasionally this can work for the short term, unless the problem which caused the leak in the first place is addressed it will not truly be fixed. Many people often assume this method of roof repair saves money, but it actually does not. Unaddressed imperfections can actually worsen overtime into expensive problems.

Layering shingles can also void your warranty as it is universally recognized as something which actively harms roofs and makes them less effective and shortens their lifespan. Also, when the time comes for inevitable repair, someone will have to undo any excessive layering before getting started on any repair or replacement, leading to higher costs.

WHEN IT COMES TO ROOFING, WE GOT YOU COVERED! CONTACT PINEY ORCHARD ROOFING TODAY

From our responsive, personal service to our precision estimating technology, everything we do at Piney Orchard Roofing is designed to make replacing your roof as easy, affordable, and painless as possible. By focusing strictly on roofing and the accompanying services, we’re able to offer higher-quality results at an affordable price.

We offer a 5-year labor warranty on complete roof replacements – five times the industry standard – combined with a lifetime material warranty on select products. We serve the following Maryland communities: Odenton, Crofton, Gambrills, Severna Park, Annapolis, Arnold, Severn, Millersville, Davidsonville, Crownsville, Riva, Edgewater, and more.

Need help with your Maryland roof? Contact us online or call (410) 618-0804 to schedule your consultation and roofing estimate! You can also stay connected with us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pinterest, and our blog.

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