Snow Roof Systems

One of the biggest concerns in the winter time is the weight of the snow as it remains on roof tops and buildings for days and even weeks. The weight of the snow and ice that has formed can weaken the structure of your roof.

As a result you could end up with leaks in your home or even the roof area over part of the structure collapsing. One of the benefits of snow roof systems is that they offer protection against this.

How do Snow Roof Systems Work

Types of Roofing

Roofing is an extremely important aspect of your home. After all without a roof, you really would not have a home. There are many types of roofing available to put on a new home, replace an existing roof or to repair a current roof. The types of roofing on homes often give the properties a distinguishable look and feel. Let’s look at some of the different types of roofing available.

Asphalt Shingles

How to Install Roof Shingles

There are some basic guidelines that you should follow to install roof shingles. Before you begin this type of home improvement project make sure to let someone know that you are on the roof or if possible, work with someone else. Being on a roof can be dangerous and for your safety you need to make sure that someone else knows that you are up there.

Determining How Many Shingles to Purchase

The first step to install roof shingles is to decide how many you need to buy for the project. Find the square footage for the area that will be shingled. Next, you will multiple the lengths by the width measurements. Do this for each section of the roof.

DIY Galvanized Roofing Repairs

If you realize that your galvanized metal roof is leaking – find out where it’s coming from and fix it now! If you don’t manage to fix the problem right away, you’re going to end up with permanently damaged walls, flooring, windows… and a whole host of other problems. Get up there and figure out where the leak is coming from – and wherever possible, try to work from a ladder for your own safety.

Hopefully, all you’ll need to do is patch a small seam. However, if you find that you need to replace an entire section of your galvanized metal roof, things will be a little more difficult. Keeping safety in mind and working with a partner, here are the steps you need to take to replace an entire section of your metal roof.

Roof Sheathing Step by Step

Roof sheathing is a complicated process, and it is best done with a team of 2 or 3 people working together. The best product to use for roof sheathing is plywood particle board or wafer-board, as they’re both relatively low cost items and are fairly easy to work with.

Check your local building codes to determine which thickness is acceptable to use in your area, and if you can, round up an air compressor with a nail gun – it’ll make the work go much, much faster.

Getting Started on the Roof