Shed Roof Repair
Do you have a shed in your back yard that you really enjoy doing all your favorite home projects in?
It stores those tools that best fits the projects you work on? All your tools, saw horses, and work tables fit you just perfect. It’s a great place to go to get things off your mind while you make something with your hands. But lately you’ve been getting a lot of leaks when it rains.
Repairing Your Shed Roof
Usually the shed in the back yard is the last place that gets attention. After all, it’s in the back yard no one really ever sees it. But then all those tools you have in that shed are expensive and it’s getting hard to keep them dry from the leaking roof.
Come on it’s not that hard to tackle that leaky roof, but if you need help, a good roofer like the longview roofing company can help you out. And getting it fixed would give you the peace of mind you need when you think of all things that are important to you that get stored inside that shed.
The first thing you want to do it get a good pry bar, tape measure, utility knife, and hammer. They are going to be your primary tools. You probably already have them in your shed. A good pair of gloves and a safe ladder you can trust and you’re ready to address that ugly looking roof on your shed.
Start at the top of the roof and remove the old shingles and felt with the pry bar. Remove one row at a time starting on one side and working your way across the roof. Most of the nails will come out as you remove the shingles. Any nails that are left in the plywood decking should be removed with the pry bar too.
Roofing Felt Prep
Now you are ready to lay the new felt down on the decking. Start on the bottom left hand corner and roll the felt out a few feet at a time nailing it down as you go across the roof. Using nails with plastic nail caps will hold better. Then cut the felt to fit the opposite side of the roof decking. Overlap the next run about three inches and repeat until you have covered the entire surface.
The first row of shingles you lay should be a starter shingle. This will be for the first row at the bottom only. The starter shingles can be bought wherever you purchase your new shingles. GAF makes a good brand of starter shingles. The first row should extend ¼” past the edge of the roof.
Installing The Roofing Shingles
The new 3-tab shingles should be installed on top of the starter shingle moving across the roof. The next row should have about 5 inches of shingle below it showing. Nail 5 or 6 nails into the shingle tab on each shingle. Repeat until surface is covered. The shingles on the ridge at the top of the roof should be cut to match the opposite side. Center each shingle and nail them in place, in the tabs, and move across the roof. Cut off the access.
You know you can do this. But if you can’t, you can always call a qualified roof expert.