Do-It-Yourself Roofing Guide - DIY Roofing

Do I Need a New Roof?

Tools & Materials For All
Your DIY Roofing Needs

Ladders, safety equipment, hammers, nails, shingles, roof deck protection, vents, and more! Everything you'll need to complete your project — all in one place!

Shop Tools & Building Materials

Do I Need a New Roof?

Do I Need
A New Roof?

Does your roof need repair or replacement? It is a good idea to inspect your roof regularly, particularly if you live in areas of the country that experience extreme weather.

Evaluate Your Roof’s Current Condition

Do I Need a New Roof?

Are You
Up To The Job?

Roofing involves a great deal of physical labor, especially if you plan to tear off your existing roof before installing the new roof. If you're not comfortable walking on a roof or carrying heavy objects up a ladder, you should think twice about taking on a roofing job.

Are You Up to the Job?

Do I Need a New Roof?

Roofing Safety

When it comes to installing a roof, safety should be your number-one priority. Skipping good safety practices because they take too much time makes it all the more likely an accident will happen—so why take that chance?

Learn the Basic Rules of Roof Safety

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Planning Your
Roofing Project

In addition to choosing colors and estimating how much material you'll need, it is vitally important to contact your town's municipal building to obtain the proper building permits and building codes for your area.

Tools to Help You Plan Your Roofing Project

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Doing The Roof
Installation Job

From preparing the job area and removing your old roofing material to installing roof deck protection, leak barriers, starter-strips, shingles, and ventilation - this is how to get it done.

How to Install Your New Roofing Components

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How To Do Roof
Fixes & Minor Repairs

Need to replace a missing or damaged shingle? Ridge caps need some attention? How about installing or replacing a vent? Even learn to diagnose a leak. Get started here.

Learn How to Do Easy Fixes and Repairs for Common Roof Situations

Professional Installation
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