The most popular types of roofing materials used in Texas are asphalt shingles, metal shingles, tiles and slate. In this article, we are going to focus on some general tips to replace asphalt shingles.
Although roof installation, repairs and maintenance are best to be left in the hands of expert Fort Worth roofers, roof replacements can also be done by skilled homeowners, as DIY projects, with the right tools and adequate safety measures.
Here is what you will need: new asphalt shingles, utility knife, hammer & nails, roofing paper and 2×4 bracing.
Here are the steps of the project
- Take all the safety measures, before climbing the roof. Use 2×4 lumbers and fix them with nails in order to maintain secure footing.
- Remove the old, damaged shingles. Asphalt shingles can be removed quite easily using a utility knife to pull out those nails. Also, remove the old roofing paper.
- The replacement process must be started from the lowest section. First, apply new roofing paper over the entire section and then put on the new shingles, using galvanized roofing nails.
Make sure that you know the technical details that you will perform through all these steps, as well as those related to shingling ridges or hips; your roof’s safety will depend on your knowledge and skills.