Roofing is not an easy task. It’s hot, hurts the back and knees. The shingles are heavy…uh need I go on? It’s a tough job, best left to the professionals, even if it’s just a repair.
I was talking with a gentleman just the other day about roofing. He was contemplating trying to save a few dollars by attempting to the job himself. Immediately a reminder of last year popped into my mind. A friend of mine, “Mike”, had just moved and was building himself a shed from a kit he had bought. Mike is not the handiest guy around, but he follows directions pretty well. He built the floor, the walls went up, and the precut pieces for the rafters fit just right. When it was time for the shingles to go on, Mike had not properly set the ladder before climbing. Well, since Mike and I go to the same church, I got the prayer hotline phone call that Mike and his ladder had fallen over and they thought that Mike had broken his back. Fortunately, Mike was just bruised up and sore for a few days. Yes his shed roof got finished, but I don’t think Mike will be up on very soon.
Regardless of if it’s a new roof, or a repair, call a professional. You have better things to do than lay in a hospital bed recuperating. You also don’t want to have your roof open when the rains come along because you aren’t done yet. Don’t get caught having breakfast with an “interior rain storm” to start the day.
Through the balance of 2012, GAF has a Military rebate, active duty, retired, of honorably discharged. If you use GAF brand shingles, and use a Certified company (such as Aikey’s Home Improvements, LLC), you can get a $300.00 rebate back from GAF (minimum 14 square job and military ID or discharge papers).