If you're planning on selling your home in the near future, you want to sell it for the best price. That can be difficult to do in a buyer's market. The last thing you want to do is take a hit on your biggest investment. Now's the time to start increasing the value--and the appeal--of your home. Your roof is one area of the home that you shouldn't overlook, especially now that you're getting ready to sell it.
When you open the phone book or look up roofing contractors online, you end up with many options of professionals to choose from. You want your roofing done affordably, safely, and in an appropriate timeframe -- and the contractor that you choose to do the work can largely determine just how successful your roof remodel turns out. Here are some tips for choosing the best roofer for the job.
If you have a rotten roof-rafter tail, it should be replaced right away. Leaking is commonly a sign of damage. Leaving a roof rafter without repair can cause extensive damage. A DIY person should be able to replace the rafter, but it helps to have some carpentry experience. Here are tips to replace rotted roof-rafter tails.
Prepare to Work
For this project, you need:
work gloves portable scaffold or extension ladder tape measure garbage bin waterproof wood filler two-inch deck screws 16D nails hammer and nail bar pry bar cordless drill with screw tip reciprocating saw and metal cutting blade circular saw paint supplies (optional) replacement roofing material (optional) two-by-four boards Set the scaffold on flat ground and adjust it as you move along.
If the edges of the metal roof on your garden shed have rusted, treat the corroded areas by completing the steps below. After finishing, apply a coat of rust-inhibiting sealer on the roof's surface to protect it from rusting again.
ladder roofing detergent water hose bucket scrub brush (with stiff bristles) cordless nail puller nail gun roofing nails hand sander sandpaper (low grit) naval jelly foam brush plastic sheeting scissors painter's tape rust-inhibiting sealer mixing stick paint tray paint roller, frame, and handle Clean The Metal, Replace Hardware, And Remove Rust
Adding an addition to your home adds many building challenges, not least of which is how to put a roof over the area without detracting from the original home's aesthetic appeal or practicality. Here are some of the questions that you can ask with your roof repair contractor during the planning process.
What Will the Form of the Roof Be?
The first thing to consider is what the new roofing structure will look like.