How to Make Your Roofing Installation Simple and Efficient

The Things you Need to Know Before Doing your own Roofing Installation

It always seems like a good idea to save money and complete your home renovation projects yourself, but for something as important as roofing installation, you need to be sure you have all the information you need to do the job right. Otherwise saving money now could mean spending more later in roofing repairs, so consider the options. If you want something elaborate or complicated like slate tiles or metal roofing, it would be best to spend the extra money to hire an expert, but for simpler options, with the right guidelines, you can save a lot in contractor’s fees.

A new roof comes at a price, so if you are considering building a home starting from scratch or if you need a whole new roof, roofing isn’t something you want to take any chances with. We are a trustworthy company that believes in giving nothing less the best residential roofing services to your house. Elite Roofing Halifax offer both residential and commercial roofing customers our top-quality roofing services from our specialized Halifax roofing experts.

Roll Roofing

This method is the cheapest but also easiest to install yourself, so if you’re only looking for an immediate option and are OK with having to replace it in about 8-10 years, this could be the best solution for the short term.

Elite Roofing Halifax offer a multitude of benefits for protecting your roof from snow and ice build-up. There is essentially now here for the water to accumulate and gain entry. Compared with shingles, which have a 2-inch coverage, a metal roof has a 100% coverage so water cannot back up and enter your home. Roof installation durable products have experienced dramatic growth in popularity in the past decade. Fire-resistant qualities, longevity, and speed of installation are among the reasons why our customers prefer them.


1. Buy your single ply roll roofing and cut panels to size, letting them lay out to flatten

2. Lay the first panel across the roof vertically, letting it fall over the edge by about 1/2″

3. Use roofing cement to glue down the pieces and then nail them down by using 2 nails for every 12 inches.

Rolled roofing though is not only a weak, but a fairly unattractive solution and mostly ideal for flat roofs where you won’t see much anyway. For something a little more stylish but also feasible as a do-it-yourself project, try shingles, tiles or shakes.

Cedar, Concrete, Clay or Asphalt

You should definitely hire a professional Elite Roofing Halifax when you intend to install a new roof or even repair an existing roof. Getting ripped off may be an issue for some consumers, while getting a poor job maybe another. You may even be the victim of a no-show by a contractor. You should ask these questions to ensure they are knowledgeable about their responsibilities to you and look for the answers you need before hiring them.

Asphalt shingles are another inexpensive solution that are quite easy to install yourself, but though you can choose them in different colors, they are simple and flat and not very appealing. Cedar shingles or shakes add more rustic appeal, and clay or concrete tiles give a much higher level of elegance and charm. All are fairly similar to install though, with slight variations but basic similarities.

How to Install

1. For concrete or clay, lay down a layer of plywood first to help support the extra weight.

2. Place down underlayment in the form of felt paper to absorb moisture.

3. You will need beams secured horizontally that your shingles or tiles will be attached to.

4. Start at the bottom left and move across a horizontal row, nailing in your shingle, shake or tile

5. With the layer above, nail in the row so that it overlaps the one below it, covering the board and the nails.

This installation will be much longer, but it is not very complicated work, and the time you spend will equal a lot of money saved on your roofing installation.

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