DIY roof guide for the home handyman - DIY roofing made easy! Forget Home Restoration - Think New – Do it yourself and save
DIY roofing or do it yourself roof projects are rare in Australia but overseas, especially North America, most home owners have a basic knowledge of how to perform basic roof DIY tasks.
Roof restoration is a common choice for home owners however in my opinion roof’s only have a serviceable lifespan and no amount of paint can stop this. Also surprisingly a totally new roof can cost not a lot more than some roof restoration companies charge.
Residential roofing is often reserved for qualified roofing tilers for tiled roofs or roofing plumbers for metal roofs. The reasons for this are basically tile manufacturers are reluctant to sell product to the public at reasonable prices or at all and installing a roof made from metal can be a tricky proposition and requires a plumber by law.
Asphalt shingles on the other hand are not very difficult to install and provide a real DIY alternative. Using basic tools found in most backyard sheds an asphalt shingle roof for a gazebo, shed, garage or cubby can usually be built in a couple of days.
The gazebo roof in the photo above was finished in a weekend. This includes plywood, underlay and shingles. The frame was built the weekend before.
Do it yourself roofing benefits
One main benefit of using asphalt shingles is the complete system is lightweight – weighing approx. 18kg/m2. This means you can replace most roof types without having to reinforce the structure. When replacing an old metal roof this is a real benefit.
Another bonus is the 12mm A-bond Structural Plywood cladding gives the structure exceptional bracing qualities and improves soundproofing dramatically.
In a garage roof the closed roof eliminates dust and vermin entry keeping your garage space clean.
Real savings made with roof DIY
There are real and large savings to be made in do it yourself roofing with asphalt shingles and many people around Australia are finishing beautiful roofs in their spare time. Here is a photo of a roof made with IKO Cambridge asphalt roof shingles by a happy homeowner.
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DIY roofing installation for your home project is easy with asphalt shingles. Impress friends and family with do it yourself roofs finished in a weekend.