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Steps On How To Roof A Building

One has to plan the job carefully before starting to roof a house because it is dangerous; it is done by writing a plan before beginning the work. The roof is important part of the building because it seals the house and keeps out the elements

Plan your work and stripping the old roof One has to carefully find out how many shingles, roofing tarpaper installed, and other materials they need before starting the job. You should study the structure and draw out a plan which will help get a feel for the dimensions of the roof. One has then to get the stripping supplies to the roof safety and place a plastic throw sheet around the edges of your home when roofing a building to catch nails and other items from getting lost in shrubbery or grass. Wearing protective gloves is advised and use of a stripper to remove the shingles and tar paper.

Re-nail or replace of the sheathing Sheathing is what is contained at the base of the roof. One can decide to put a new sheathing or re-use the old one by re-nail of the existing one. The sheathing used should be the one which is more durable to reduce the expenses of putting the next one. Holes are cut in the sheathing where venting will go through for good air circulation in the building.

Installation of water guard system This is done by putting down the ice and water guard for roofing a building, this helps to prevent the roof from leaking and makes it has adhesive side. This is done by making sure that there are no gaps in the sealant. The layering should be done correctly to make sure that the installation is safe and that it can be relayed upon.

Installation of underlayment and flashing The underlayment is basically the tarpaper which is 30-pound for most roofs. Its installation is done with one-inch roofing nails or by the use of a staple gun. Strong nails are normally not used and the underlayment is applied over the entire roof. Flashing is installed to ensure there is no leaking in the roof and it is applied in at any rise in the roof corners. Flashing mostly goes around the base of the chimney and other additional roof. The flashing is cut with the tin snips and the middle of it is placed at the corner.

Installation of the shingles The shingles are nailed from one side of the other and overlaid as necessary and led them towards the roofs peak; they are mostly laid in rows, and go up in steps. This is done is done properly with care until the entire roof is shingled.

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