Rain, sleet, snow, ice, the hot sun. Your roof experiences nature’s elements every single day of the year. No matter how durable and strong the roof might be, it will eventually require some attention. There is only so much your rooftop can take.
Whether you’ve noticed a leak or you’re worried about the damaged shingles, you will have two options moving forward: do-it-yourself (DIY) or hire a professional roofing team.
Going it alone? Be sure you’re prepared far in advance!
Here are five tips for selecting the right supplies for your DIY roofing:
1. Determine the Type of Roofing You Need
Prior to choosing the roofing supplies you will need for your DIY project, you need to first determine what kind of roof you really have. Surprisingly, there are many homeowners who don’t know what the material of their roofing shingles are.
Generally, there are five main kinds of roofing:
- Wood shake
Once you are able to know what your roof is made out of, you can easily select the supplies.
2. Refrain from Picking Cheap Supplies
A DIY initiative is different from hiring a professional contractor. You need to have your own tools, you have to purchase your own materials, and you’re using your own labour for free.
Because you’re acquiring your own supplies, you could perhaps get allured into the idea of selecting the cheapest products possible. You have a budget and you want to stick within it, but if the supplies are inferior then you will be required to invest in even more supplies again.
Yes, it will cost you a pretty penny (or nickel) at first, but it is a worthwhile investment because it’s your roof. You can have the confidence that your roof can survive 10, 20, or 30 years.
3. Be Sure to Have the Right Tools
It is true that you are an avid DIYer, but oftentimes even the most dedicated DIYer lacks the necessary tools to perform a job. A roofing job requires a wide variety of tools.
Here’s a question: do you have them?
If not, then now is the opportunity to invest in the tools required to complete your roofing endeavour. Like picking the right supplies, you don’t want to skimp out on inferior products. You should seek out the best of the best to ensure you’re doing things the right way.
4. Safety First! Be Careful Up There
Safety? You’re a DIYer. You don’t need no stinkin’ safety!
But in fact you do. Of all things considered, the primary factor to always keep in mind is your safety and the safety of those who are assisting you in this roofing project.
Everything from helmets to knee pads to a secure ladder, safety should be of paramount concern.
5. Just Hire a Roofing Contractor
In the end, if it is becoming too overwhelming – buying tools, picking supplies, and putting in the hard work – you should simply hire a professional roofing contractor.
These companies already have the tools, supplies, materials, crew, and know-how to repair or replace your rooftop. They have seen and done it all, which means they can do an incredible job at an affordable price and in a timely manner.
Want to avoid the hassle and frustration? A roofing service may be the solution. It is inevitable that your roof will need to be repaired or replaced. It endures a lot through the entire year: the hot sun in the summer, the buckets of rain in the autumn, and the heavy amount of snow in the winter – spring is the roof’s time to recuperate.
If you’re fixing or changing your rooftop by yourself, then you need to ensure that you have everything necessary to complete the job. Otherwise, you could eventually hire a roofer, which means all of the investments you’ve made in recent days were for nought.