by Lee Wyatt
(last updated May 21, 2018)
Removing shingles is one of the best ways to prepare your roof for a new roofing job. While it is not strictly necessary to always remove the old shingles before installing the new ones (some local codes will allow you to have up to three total layers), it never hurts to remove the old stuff. In fact, removing the old shingles before you place the new ones will give you the opportunity to inspect the roof and see if there is any other problems that need to be taken care of.
Keep in mind that this method is all about removing shingles, not about replacing them. As such, the only details listed here will be how you remove the shingles, and what you should do immediately afterwards. We will not be going into how you replace the shingles, and do your own roofing jobs in this article.
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