Online tutorials and videos are helping homeowners make DIY projects more popular. DIY roofing is a popular option for many homeowners. Some homeowners enjoy the financial savings, while others prefer to try something different. No matter what your reasons, it is crucial to consider all the potential risks before you climb on top of a roof. KCG Roofing and Carpentry aims to be a professional roofing company that serves the best interests of our community. We offer roofing services and repairs, replacements, as well as installations. We also like to share what we know. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to set up a flexible appointment, call KCG Roofing and Carpentry. We’re happy to assist. Let’s now look at some tips for avoiding DIY roofing disasters.
Hazard One: Personal Injury
This one you probably knew before you even opened this article. You probably think of falling off the roof. But there are many other dangers. Multitasking, such as balancing on the roof or using a nail gun can prove more difficult than you think. Before you climb up onto the roof, practice on the ground.
Always be mindful. Remember that you are only a few feet or less above the ground. You can fall if you lose your awareness of the roof edge, or step on a weak spot on the roof. If you fall from this height, personal protective equipment will not protect you from serious injuries. There are systems and harnesses that can be used to stop you from falling.
Hazard Two: Leaking Roofs
Imagine working in extreme temperatures on your roof only for rainwater to leak through the roof into your attic and top floor. Although it may seem simple, there are many rules and techniques involved in installing roofing elements. Installing flashing and underlayment is a must when installing asphalt shingles. You must pay attention to every detail as gaps, holes, or other imperfections could expose your home to the elements.
Hazard Two: Unexpected Expenses
You may be underestimating the cost for a DIY roof project. Make sure to consider the extra costs that you will incur for correcting any mistakes. If this is your first project, you will make mistakes. You should also consider your time investment. You’ll be wasting your time in your personal or expert work.
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This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor that does roof repair in Sarasota! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.