Why tear off roof?
We have the original roof (asphalt shingles) on our 25 year old 2-story house. We need to get a new roof to keep our home owners insurance (requires new roof at/before 25 years). The roof is fine, never any leaks or problems.
We've had 2 independent estimates so far and both said we need to tear of the existing roof first then lay new shingles (please don't suggest a metal roof---I think they're ugly-JMO!).
Why? Back 25-30 years ago, it was common to lay another set of shingles on top of the original roof (I know because we did this on the house I grew up in when I was a kid).
Other than making the roofers more money, why should I do this. I'm going to continue to shop around until I find a roofer who will do it my way, unless someone on this board gives me a compelling reason to do the tear off ; )
Thanks for your opinions and expertise!