One of the many homeowner’s scariest nightmares is having a failing roof.
But when the roof starts to show signs of leakage or maybe missing shingles and other roof problems, you have no other choice but to consider roof replacement or complete re-roofing.
A new roof installation is a great opportunity to give a totally new look to your home and enhance its general appearance.
While roof installation is not exactly an everybody’s kind of project, if you have the basic skills then you can give it a try.
So, if you’re thinking of installing a new roofing on your own, it is important to note that there are different roofing options based on the type of material used.
Some of these roofing options include:
- Asphalt shingle roof installation
- Flat roof installation
- Clay tile roof installation
- Metal roof installation
- PVC roof
- Tar roof
- Rubber roof installation
- Slate roof
- And much more
How to roof a house
As mentioned earlier, roofing a house needs a professional contractor. But with some experience and basic skills, you can give it a shot. Here are a few steps involved in roof installation.
- You have to obtain permits and identify with local building codes.
To avoid civil code penalties and to ensure your roof installation goes smoothly, you have to check with local building codes.
- Get the roofing material you need
It is important to get to know how the different roofing materials work so as to decide which one suits your needs.
- Remove and replace old roofing
If you are dealing with new build roofing installation, you can skip this part and go straight ahead to roof installation.
During the roof installation, you have to install drip molding and flash roof valleys first, then mark nail spacing. After which you can lay your roofing material allowing them to overlap by half an inch in order to create a watertight barrier and introduce insulation.
Apply a roof adhesive, let it dry and finally enjoy your new roof.
If the work feels too much for you, then you definitely should leave it to the professionals.