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Old 11-18-2017, 10:09 AM  
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If you solo that you might could do it in a week (just because of lack of experience). I could solo that in two days ( just because I know exactly how and what to do) with all the right tools. Old shingle nail popper, coil nail gun, shingle lift, trailer for old shingles, hook blades, etc. My 1st house was about that size and took me a week with a hammer. Its a lot of work. Make sure you understand how to lay the starter strips at eave or you will have leaks and rot your overhang.



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I've decided to wait til spring for this job. With the holidays coming up, and winter fast approaching, I don't want to rush. I talked to my neighbor's son who I found out used to be a roofer. He gave me some advice and he knows someone he used to work with who could come over and help. Fella seemed to be quality oriented and had an eye for detail. Plus he has tools so that will be a cost savings.

Thanks for all the advice. I hope to update this thread in the future.


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I've decided to wait til spring for this job. With the holidays coming up, and winter fast approaching, I don't want to rush. I talked to my neighbor's son who I found out used to be a roofer. He gave me some advice and he knows someone he used to work with who could come over and help. Fella seemed to be quality oriented and had an eye for detail. Plus he has tools so that will be a cost savings.

Thanks for all the advice. I hope to update this thread in the future.
That sounds like a good plan. I'm glad you found someone local with knowledge who can help.
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While you *could* reroof without stripping the old shingles off, I wouldn't. You can't easily inspect the roof deck, and the old shingles don't make a great base for the new shingles. Take the time and do it right. If you're in snow and ice country add the ice shield to the lower part of the roof. If you're feeling generous, you can apply it to the whole roof.


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