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

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

Asked by Julia Westbrook

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

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Kati Curtis, LEED AP ID&C, CID's picture

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.