Roofing Tips For the Do-It-Yourself

roofing tipsThis article by Philip Keon provides you, homeowners, roofing tips, especially for those who love to do D.I.Y. projects.  Some of these tips are as follows:

When looking for leaks, you can start by visiting your attic and search for signs of water leaks there instead of directly going up and walking around your roof.

As soon as you locate the watermarks, measure two to three feet above, and this is likely where you would want to focus your repairs.

Roofing Materials

Roofing shingles – to know how many of these you need to have, you need to multiply the length of the area to be repaired by its width and then divide it by one hundred. Also, you need to get shingles that are identical to the ones you will be replacing.

Take note that a roofing square is equivalent to three bundles of shingles and is large enough to cover one hundred square feet of a roof.

Roofing Tips: Up On the Roof

While you are up in your roof, inspect the condition of the roofing felt or tar paper which should be under the damaged shingles. If you fix your tar paper or roofing felt, it will then give you more room when it comes to your roof’s longevity.

These are but a few roofing tips, and you can look for more tips to help you if you are decided to include roofing fixes to your list of D.I.Y. projects.