The Basics of Roofing

If you’re planning a roofing project, you can either choose to DIY the project or to hire a roofing contractor. No matter which route you go with, you need to be aware of the basics of roofing to ensure the job is done right. If you have the right knowledge to back up your decisions when hiring a roofer or choosing your own roofing materials, you’ll be able to direct this home improvement project well.

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The video posted to this page is a great introduction to installing a shingle roof. The roofer in the video goes through the entire process from the deck of the roof up to the top layer of shingles. He installs gutters, flashing, and other support materials along the way, teaching you about what they are and why they are important.

The video will teach you the vocabulary you need to know when speaking to roofing contractors. You’ll learn about all of the components of a shingle roof, including where and how they are installed on the roof. By the end of the video, you should be able to DIY your roof installation or communicate effectively with a roofing contractor. No matter which you choose, your home improvement project should go well.