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5 Tips to Save Money on your DIY Roofing Project

It is every homeowner’s dream to build a durable roof that will withstand the test of time. However, all roofs are susceptible to corrosion and damages caused by wind, rain, sunshine and other weather conditions. When part of your roof wears out, snow and water will inevitably start dripping onto your valuables and cause a lot of harm.

When it comes to roofing, you ought to identify a good, long-lasting roof that will serve you for years. If you are on a budget, you can still manage to work on that DIY roofing project that you’ve been dreaming of.

Have a look at 5 tips to save money on your DIY roofing project:

Plan every single detail

Since your plan is to complete the DIY roofing project successfully, don’t be in a rush to set the ball rolling without planning first. Using the wise words of Abraham Lincoln, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend the first four sharpening the axe”. This quote simply demonstrates the importance of prior planning before execution. Conduct some research to find out similar roofing projects that individuals have done, then plan your finances. Here’s a sneak peek at how much your DIY roofing project might cost:

Compare prices before buying your supplies

Before purchasing your supplies, look around and seek advice from an experienced roofing professional. Today, there’s a plethora of roofing options that range from specialty brick-and-mortar shops to online stores. Evaluate the cost of purchasing roofing supplies from a physical store vis-à-vis an online store. In addition, choose the option that’s most convenient for you. If your DIY roofing project is quite urgent, you might want to purchase supplies from a specialty store.

Borrow most of the required roofing tools

There are certain tools that you must have to successfully complete your roofing project. These include: caulk line, air hose, roof harness, extension ladder, stapler and tin snips. In addition, you need roofing nails, staples, valley & vent flashing and other essential materials for this project. Hiring tools is a great idea if you want to save money. However, you’ll need to purchase the actual roofing materials.

Save the remnants

Don’t dispose of the scraps immediately after completing your DIY roofing project. You might need them later on. Store the remaining scraps of wood, nails and staples in your shed. If you don’t find any future use for these remnants, sell them off to family and friends. Ideally, nothing should go to waste (especially if you’d planned things out). However, there’s bound to be some remaining bits and pieces.

Take all the necessary precautions

Although the objective is to save money on your DIY roofing project, don’t compromise on safety. Wear rubber sole shoes when operating on the rooftop to avoid slipping and falling over. In addition, get a friend to help you build the roof – there’s always safety in numbers. More importantly, use a harness to prevent any tragic accidents from happening. Be patient as you build your roof: rushing will only result in a shoddy job.

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