Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 7/27/2011

Is it hard to replace your own roofing?

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question

6 Answers


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


Answered 9 years ago by john39


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

Answered 9 years ago by john41


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

Answered 9 years ago by HandyMan32


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

Answered 9 years ago by HandyMan32


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 9 years ago by monicarogers


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. 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 9 years ago by a_beavis

Related Questions

Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy