Vinyl siding---should I remove the old shingles first?
Single female homeowner here with a question about vinyl siding my home..
Currently I have wood shingles on the house (a small cape cod style home). The shingles on part of the home are cracked and worn so instead of painting again I'd like to just to put vinyl siding on the house.
I have had several siding companies at the house for estimates, some want to remove the existing shingles, some don't. I realize there are labor costs involved to remove the shingles but the estimates are not bad.
I have been told that removing the shingles would look better.
I am confused.....Can someone tell me what I should do.....:confused:
Thanks Gary.....should they remove the roof shingles also?
Thanks very much for your reply......I am getting a new roof and my question is: Some of the contractors say that they will go over the existing roof shingles and some would remove them.
What does one do in this case....it is the original roof, just faded and old. I am not liking the idea of leaving the old ones on. What do you think?
My house is a small Cape Cod style home.....it looks like a doll house and easy to get around (repair wise)....I hope I don't get taken advantage of, price wise for this job. It consists of vinyl siding, new roof and building new side stairs (composite not wood).
Need advice please,