If you own your home, you are responsible for maintaining your home's infrastructure, including its roof. Some homeowners leave all roof system maintenance and inspection duties to a roofing professional. However, other homeowners are comfortable performing activities such as cleaning gutters. NRCA discourages homeowners from stepping on their roofs and recommends homeowners hire a roofing professional for any work that should be performed on the roof. Before you perform work involving your roof, you should be aware of some roofing safety basics.
The question is often asked as to which nailing method will yield the best results when installing a new roof. Is it better to fasten the shingles by hand nailing or using a pneumatic nail gun? The answer is not simple because both methods of installing the shingles have strengths and weaknesses. It is important to determine the correct answer on a roof to roof basis instead of (predetermined) installer preference.
Your home’s roof can suffer extensive wear and tear from being exposed to years of sun, rain, wind and other harsh weather conditions. However, it can be difficult for a homeowner to judge when a roof is at the end of its useful life, or whether roof repairs from a qualified Lynchburg, VA roofer like Four Seasons Roofing can extend its life a few more years.