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Question DetailsAsked on 7/27/2011

Is it hard to replace your own roofing?

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I would watch a youtube video or something and see if its something you're able to accomplish on your own. If not, I'd find a trusted contractor on Angie's List and go with them


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Answered 7 years ago by john39

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I would go to a professional unless you have experience, your roof's integrity is very important.

Answered 7 years ago by john41

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You need to look out for your personal safety... falling off a roof hurts!

Answered 7 years ago by HandyMan32

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If you have the money to pay somebody, I'd do that...

Answered 7 years ago by HandyMan32

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Primarily, as with everything in life, one should pick their battles when considering replacing your own roof. Not only is it risky from a fall perspective, but the operations required to properly position and secure the materials involved can make or break the roof's ability to perform at it's optimum for years to come. Roofing, whether replacement or repair, should be entrusted to a service provider that is reputable, licensed in the state where you reside, insured and manages your jog in a professional manner. Hiring a roofing company is a one-time investment in the single most important asset that most consumers own, but well worth it given the risky alternatives.

Answered 7 years ago by monicarogers

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Yes and no. It's labor intensive, but a simple concept. You need tar paper, roofers caulk, a nail puller/hammer, shingle removing tool (or a pitch fork) a box cutter, a nail gun (nail size is a preference and depends on the surface and shingles), and shingles. And..you need somebody that know's what they are doing. Shingles need to be staggard to prevent leaks, vents need to be installed properly, chimneys need to be sealed properly. Also, you need to know if you need to replace any OSB, how many layers of shingles you have, if you want to remove or shingle over. The key is, you must know what you are doing!

Answered 7 years ago by a_beavis




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