A roof can be the most distinguishing feature of a house or building, with the ability to make or break the desired appearance. It will also be your main source of insulation and temperature control, and protection against weather damage and the sun. Therefore, designing your roof style, choosing materials, drawing up framework and incorporating features such as drainage, coatings, vents, insulation and skylights, should all be planned meticulously and carried through precisely.
Depending on the choices you make regarding roof style, materials, cost, etc, the different stages and procedures in roofing a house can differ greatly. The following is a very simple layout of the generic, basic, steps involved in how to roof a house:
Remember that roofing professionals are experts in walking and moving around on roofs. Always exert the utmost safety when working on your roof, and never pursue something that you cannot do stably and safely.
The following instructions assume you already know the dimensions and design of the roof trusses you intend to build. If you do not, or need specially designed roof trusses (and not manufactured ones) contact a Roof 101 professional for assistance.
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