Wednesday, April 11, 2012

All About Roofing

Posted by Bapak at 4:33 PM

It isn't often that roofs have to be tinkered with eventually, it may come to that stage. The brave ones can attempt a do it yourself solution, particularly if the work is restricted to a straightforward re-roofing and coating. But when the basic concept is to get a full home renovation with more involved enhancements, eg roof plumbing or a entire roof restoration, it's time to get a professional roofing contractor on the scene.

Make space for the material, it will be ponderous and heavy: Roofing materials are old technology. Some modern houses will be roofed with slates, clay tile, cedar shakes or steel panels. But most are good traditional asphalt shingles sometimes with a fiberglass core as they only nod to futuristic. They are mostly all heavy and they take space.

It's going to be sloppy and noisy: Roof painters and roof cleaners work silently However which is dependent on who else you hire , expect the whining of power tools and the racket of nail guns and heavy hammers. If the roof is going to be torn down, there will be some serious shovelling of debris with surprising looking snips and shovels. In brief there will definitely be enough noise and debris to last you quite a while.

There is rather more to it than what you can immediately see: Besides the roof covering that everyone on the street promptly sees, the roofing builder will be taking a look at other roofing maintenance materials. They will look at the sheathing. This is the boards or sheet of material tucked underneath the roofing and fastened to the rafters. They can also glance at the rafters and trusses. Then there is flashing, which really means sheet metal installed at various points to stop water seepage. Then, of course, there is the gutter system.

Eventually, expect that after the noise and the waste have cleared, you may behold a totally re-invigorating sight of a revamped house.

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