If you have a home that has an old and damaged roof, you will need to think carefully before you tackle the task of replacing it. If you get it wrong, it could end up costing you more money in the long run because your roof won’t be able to cope with the additional weight of the new shingles you are about to put on it. So before you start installing your new roof you need to know exactly what you are doing.
The first thing you have to do when replacing an old and damaged roof is to get rid of all loose debris around it. You should also vacuum the area, as some sort of water might have accumulated there over time. Get rid of any rotten wood or old tiles that may have been there in the first place. Once you have done this you can now begin to clean off the debris that is left behind.
Next, make sure that you turn on the water in the fireplace and ensure that it is going to work properly. Use a broom to sweep any remaining dirt away from the fireplace and then turn it off. Before you place the shingles on the roof, make sure that they are completely dry and that there aren’t any spots of moisture that are collecting on them. It is important to ensure that you have thoroughly cleaned the roof before you start.
When placing the shingles on your old roof, it is important that you do it very slowly so that you don’t damage your roof in any way. The last thing you want to do is try to lift any shingles off in one go as this could cause you a lot of problems later on. Start off with two or three shakes instead of one and don’t forget to wipe the shake off after you have finished.
After you have used a brush to clean the inside of the roof, it is now time to go over the outside of the roof. You need to remove all loose rocks and other debris that might be hiding under the surface of the roof. Next, get a ladder and get ready to climb up the roof. Once you have reached the top make sure you are covered up by putting on any rain gear that you may have in there. Once you have reached the top, it is now time to put the new shingles on the roof.
If you are having problems putting the replacement shingles on the roof, it is probably because you have damaged the shingle on one side of the roof. This can be fixed by carefully removing the damaged shingle and repositioning it. If you still have problems after this then it is probably best to hire a professional roofer to help you. He or she should be able to tell you where the damaged shingle should go next and should be able to place it in the right spot.