THE BEST Roofing in Vancouver, WA
How do you know if you have damage to your roof from a hailstorm?
Missing shingles are usually obvious. However, minor damage can be a bit difficult to diagnose without the proper training. A professional roof inspection from the experts at PNW Roofing and Remodeling is the best way to assess any hail damage on your roof.
Working on the roof after a storm, even on single-story buildings, is dangerous. A professional roofing contractor has the expertise to safely navigate the roof, identify problem areas, and make roof repairs accurately. Experienced roofers should be able to work with composition or asphalt shingles, cedar shakes, slate, or metal roofing.
In addition to repairing hail-damaged roofs, we also install new roofs, re-roofing, and overlays, and perform roof tear-offs and replacements. If there is structural damage to the roof, we can fix that too. Contact our experts at PNW Roofing & Remodeling if you notice damage to your roof or would like us to do a complete roof inspection. Call Us: (360) 989-0071
Should I Do My Roof Myself
This is a very tough question. In this article we will cover all the aspects of D.Y.I roofing, and decide if its something you actually want to take on.
The first thing you must consider is do I have the know-how to tear off and replace my roof. Believe it or not roofing is more than just buying the supplies at a local store and putting it on your house. Knowing how to install a roof is key for the manufactures of the shingles to honor the warranty for that product you purchase. If a warranty issue comes up and the rep from the manufacturer comes out and inspects the roofing job, and something is not done by their specifications there goes the warranty you paid for.
1. Nail Gun and Roofing Nails
This is probably the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about doing your roof. Of course some of you out there probably have one of these so thats a first good step.
2. Roofing Hammer
This goes right along with the nail gun, this item you need in case any nails should pop up during instillation , also you might need this if you over shoot a nail and have to remove it. So you need tool to get the job done.
3. Shingle Remover
When it comes to doing a roof your going to need one of these in order to tear off the roof to get ready to replace. This sometimes known as a shingle shovel makes removing those old shingles a snap.
4. Hammer tacker
This is the next tool in the list. your roofing project with come to a screaming halt if you don’t have this tool for laying down your underlayment for your new roof.
This one goes without saying if you can’t get up on the roof then you darn sure can’t replace it. My suggestion is if you have an older ladder then its best to go buy a new one if it starting to show signs of needing to be replaced.
This is by far the main reason I wouldn’t do my own roof. When your up there depending on the roof and the conditions outside, there are so many accident possibilities. If you or your friends are doing the roof and someone gets hurt that’s something you’ll never be able to forget both mentally and monetary. If you still want to do it I’m going to put a list of safety equipment you should consider
Leave steep and/or high roof work to the pros. No amount of money you could save is worth the risk of death or a lifelong disability from a fall.
A fall protection kit (harness, rope and hook) only costs about $100 at home centers.
Wet roofs are slippery. Wear shoes with soft rubber soles for extra traction.
Keep the roof swept clean of dirt and debris.
Everyone on the ground should wear a hard hat—even the most careful worker can drop a tool off the roof.
Always look and call out before tossing anything down.
Carefully position ropes and extension cords so they’re not underfoot.
Check the weight rating on your ladder—it needs to hold you plus 80 lbs.
Extend the top of the ladder at least 3 ft. above the roof edge so you’ll have something to hang on to as you step onto and off the roof.
Never step on any of the ladder rungs above the roof.
Set up scaffolding to install the drip edge and first few courses.
Commercial Roofing in Vancouver, WA
At PNW Roofing and Remodeling, we pride ourselves in our ability to help Vancouver, WA consumers regulate heating and cooling costs by providing energy efficient roofing. We can ensure your commercial roof is properly weather-proofed so it can protect your Vancouver, WA business from potential water damage in the event of rain. Learn more about our Commercial Roofing services.