Question

I am having to reroof my 1904 Arts and Crafts cottage. The existing old roof is asbestos shingle.

Asked by Julia Westbrook
Aiken, SC

Reroofing is necessary due to storm damage. The back 1/2 of the building has, beneath the asbestos shingles, the original wooden shake shingles.

Answer

Hi Julia,

When re-roofing there are a number of thing to consider to ensure your roof is sustainable. Consider:

  • the materials the roofing is made of,
  • its energy efficiency and
  • the life-cycle of the roofing.

We like Certainteed Landmark Solaris Plus for its Energy star rating and lifetime warranty.

 

For more information:

Read "What is the most cost effective and energy efficient solution to re-roof a 1950's MCM home?" a Q&A answered by Polly Osborne.

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