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Roofing DIY Mistakes


Roofing DIY Mistakes

Repairing or replacing a roof is a pretty serious project, and one that probably should not be attempted by a casual DIY-er. If you are experienced with home improvement, be sure to avoid these common roof repair mistakes, and make sure that you have the proper safety measures in place before starting any roofing project!

Shingle Installation

If you have a shingle roof, make sure that you purchase all of the materials for your project from a reputable manufacturer. Follow their installation rules very carefully, not only for safety, but also to ensure that the warranty is honored. For example, nailing shingles to the roof can invalidate most warranty agreements if the manufacturer recommends a different installation process.

Proper Ventilation

A common, and potentially dangerous, mistake can occur when fixing the ventilation on your roof. Take the time to seek out an expert opinion on the proper ventilation system for your home or business. An inadequate ventilation system can cause heat to build up in your attic which can lead to serious issues down the road.

Installation of Flashing

If your roof has two or more areas that join together you will need to install metal flashing along the valleys. If this step of the roofing process is done incorrectly you can be looking at some serious and expensive issues down the road.

Before undertaking a roofing project on your own, make sure that you fully understand the project. Making any mistakes can be costly and can also affect your safety. Because of how complex a roofing project can be, many enthusiastic DIY-ers opt to have a professional team take care of all their roofing needs.

Ready to leave your roof project to a professional Atlanta roofer? Give the folks at Team Roofing a call today. We are here to repair or replace your roof quickly and safely!

Shingle Roof vs. Spanish Tile Roof

When working on your construction project, an important factor to consider is what type of roof to install. You'll want to think the issue over from every angle: at the very least taking into account style, cost, and lifespan, to name a few. That's where this handy guide on the difference between shingle roofs and Spanish tiles comes in.

It's Time to Prepare your Roof for Winter!

Commercial roof maintenance is always ongoing, and it's never more important to keep up with this important task than in winter! Before the inclement weather gets here make sure that you're prepared.

Why are Commercial Roofs Flat?

Atlanta roofers are often asked about the flatness of commercial roofs, and why they seem to be so popular in our area. You can count on the experts at Team Roofing to have the answer to this and any other commercial roof-related questions that you may have.

Why are Roofs Vented?

The main reason that homes in Metro Atlanta have roofs that are vented is to help manage the high temps that our area frequently experiences. With proper ventilation, your roof can last longer and require fewer repairs. If you want your roof to last for its entire usable life with a minimum amount of maintenance, make sure that it is properly ventilated.

It's Time to Consider a Roof Coating on your Commercial Building

Whether you opt for a spray-on coating or one that is applied with a roller, you can expect to significantly increase the lifespan of your roof.

Handling a Roofing Insurance Claim From Start to Finish After a Big Storm

Team Roofing is here to help you from start to finish. Our area gets a lot of big storms, and we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in handling insurance claims for roof damage.

Shingle Roof vs. Cedar Shake Roof

Cedar shakes are a popular choice for many homeowners who live in Cape Cod-style or other traditional type homes. Shakes are often compared to wood shingles as well as other types of shingle roofs during the decision-making process.

3 Reasons to Upgrade Your Attic Insulation

Many people think of insulation as something that’s strictly beneficial during colder months. While this is indeed true, there are a host of reasons why summer is the perfect time to upgrade your attic insulation.

Shingle Roof vs. Slate Roof

If it's time for a new roof for your home, you may find all of the available options a little bit overwhelming! Yes, there is an almost unlimited amount of roofing types, colors, and styles available, but with the help of the Team Roofing design team, you are sure to find the roof that is just perfect for your home!

How to Properly Clean Gutters

Keeping your gutters clean and clear of debris is an important part of proper home maintenance. Gutters need to be kept clean in order to work properly.