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Replacing Roof


Level of difficulty: Moderate
Estimated time taken: 2 days - 1 week Tools required:

  • Hammer
  • Chisel
  • Broom
  • Ladder
  • Crow bar
  • Shingle remover

Step 1: Order materials Step 2:Remove all shingles

  1. Start at the top of you roof and work down
  2. Usually the shingles can just be ripped off
  3. Sometimes you may need to pull out the nails if they will not rip off

Step 3:Remove all nails

  1. Use your preferred method to remove all of the nails. Some people use the back end of a hammer, some people use a shingle remover, some people use a shovel.

Step 4:Remove all felt

  1. This can be easily ripped off

Step 5:Remove all flashing

  1. Rip all flashing off using a hammer, a shingle remover, or your bare hands

Step 6:Remove all plywood

  1. Using a hammer and chisel, pry up the old plywood
  2. Careful to not fall in the hole!

Step 7: Install new plywood

  1. Cut plywood to size and install the same way the previous plywood was installed

Step 8: Install new flashing Step 9: Install new felt Step 10: Install new shingles

  1. Start from the bottom and work your way to the top ensuring shingles are snug and properly secured

Example video

Roof Maintenance

Experience shared by homeowners

Research by Angela