How to inspect roof yourself
WHAT CAN YOU DO YOURSELF?
As a professional roofing company, we should tell you always to call licensed roofers to fix anything that goes wrong with your roof. However, we are going to do exactly the opposite. Simply because we appreciate our clients and their time and money, we are going to tell you more about some DIY projects that you can do by yourself on your roof. We, of course, appreciate our work and knowledge but we still think that we are not always necessary. If you are experiencing big problems and troubles with your roofing system, then you should call us right away because only a professional will know exactly what is wrong and how to fix it properly. However, we think that it is never a bad idea to learn something new and acquire some new skills. Especially if those skills will help you save some money. That’s why your favorite roofing company decided to put together an entire article on how to do some DIY projects on your roof. We will show you the simple tips and tricks to achieve what you want. Sit back, relax and become a real amateur roofer!
REPLACING SHAKES HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY
It is not a rare case that we receive a phone call from homeowners saying that they want to replace their shakes and then we arrive at the job site only to understand that there are literally three or four shakes to replace. Replacing shakes is not a complicated task. You should use a chisel and a hammer to split the shake you want to replace. Now use the replaced shake to cut the new one correctly. You should place a new shake and drive two nails at each angle to keep the shake in its place.
WHAT ABOUT SHINGLES?
Shingles are an easy task as well. Definitely a procedure we think spending money on is not necessary. To successfully replace a damaged shingle, first lift up the tabs of surrounding shingles. You should use a pry bar to pry the nails and pull the broken shingle out of its place. You should use a tube of roofing cement and put some flashing. Secure it once again with roofing cement and then carefully fit the new shingle in place. There you go!
FLASHING OFTEN HARMS
A leaky roof is the most despised thing that could happen to a homeowner. There are many possible causes of a leaky roof, but flashings are a prominent one. Flashings are important even though a lot of people don’t pay enough attention to it. If they lose up, the water can come through. Step flashing can be the most sensitive one. So, to replace it, you have to remove the shingles, pry siding loose and only then change the step flashing.
As you can see, replacing shingles and shakes, as well as fixing the flashing can be quite easy to do by yourself. For small projects, there is often no need to spend money and call a roofing company. However, always keep in mind that your local The Cool Roofing Company, roofers in Atlanta, GA are professionally skilled and educated on the latest roofing trends, so they provide you with the best results