If you are building a new home, office, replacing a roof, etc.. There is a good possibility that you will be installing an asphalt shingle roof. When considering the skills and the costs involved, you may want to know how a shingle roof system works.

All shingle roofs will start with some kind of decking as the base for the roof. It will typically be OSB or plywood, and several thicknesses are commonly used in different areas of the country. Either you will start off at this point on a new roof with the roofing that needs to be done, or you will have to tear off the old shingles and underlayment before continuing with the project.

After you have bare decking to start installing your roof on. You will start by applying a sticky roofing membrane called ice and water shield, to all of the valley areas, and around

Roofing can be a concern for any homeowner, especially when there are problems with leaks or poor insulation. Luckily, there are some things you can do yourself. Read this article for tricks on doing roof installation on your own, so you can save money on hiring a contractor or company.

Make sure to inspect your roof at least once a year. You want to be sure that your roof is in general good condition and free of any potential leakage problems. Try to make your inspections during the springtime when the weather is good so as to reduce the risk of injury to yourself.

Since you’re going up on your roof anyway to do work, clean the gutters while you’re there. Sometimes a leak can actually be the result of backed-up gutters. Try cleaning them out and then hose down the roof – if the leak doesn’t reappear, you may …