It is easy to make a mistake when learning something new. This is especially true when it comes to roofing. You may be tempted to fix your roofing yourself when a leak appears.
However, it is generally a safer idea to let the professionals take care of it. You don’t want to risk falling off a roof. However, it is still possible to do your own roofing if you are careful and confident in your skills. In this video, you will learn about common shingle mistakes that people make when doing their own roofing.
The first mistake is not taking the proper safety precautions. It is important to be wearing a harness or some kind of rope that keeps you on the roof even if you were to slip. It is incredibly easy to lose your footing and your life with one slip.
Some people also make the mistake of not overlapping the shingle enough or by overlapping them too much. Too little overlap could result in felt showing through. Too much overlap would result in heavy shingle usage and waste. The trick is to overlap them by six inches on the side and by five inches over top.