I'm so pleased to find this diy.stackexchange.
I'm in the middle of replacing a small roof above an entry-way. It is an area of about 100 square feet (9.3 square meters). The top layer of shingles were completely worn out and came off easily. The bottom layer is stuck as if with glue to the sheathing. It seems as though instead of tar paper, the original roofer just spread actual tar instead of using tar paper (or the tar paper degraded and fused with everything around it). I was able to pry up the parts of this bottom layer that overlapped other shingles and get most of the nails out, but the stuck parts are better fastened to the sheathing than they are to themselves. In other words, they aren't coming off. I would like advice for how to proceed among these four options:
- Just put new shingles on top of what is left of the bottom layer of shingles
- lay out tar paper or felt over what is left of the bottom layer of shingles and then shingles.
- take the next several weeks to slowly scrape this tarry, shingle-shaped goop off my roof with, I don't know, a blow dryer and a cheese slicer?
- I guess pulling up the sheathing itself is an option, though it is beyond my skills, I think