You definitely want to fix that leaking roof before the heavy snow comes, right? That can be a very challenging job particularly if you are a newbie in the field of DIY. More so, you can create more damage than good to your roof and to your house overall. Here are some things to remind you of doing things right.
Solicit a helping hand – Repair materials and tools can be heavy and difficult to transport from the ground to off-the-ground. Having someone else to work with the project helps you carry the load and clearly plan the directions of your repair project. A helper can give you another perspective of how to attack the repair more effectively.
Make use of a safety system – Whether you are working alone or with a buddy, do not forget about wearing a harness and installing roof brackets before you even set foot up there to work. Wear safety gears too.
Map out your repair plan – For you not to waste materials and time, evaluate first the damage and have a plan of action. List everything – from the materials to the step-by-step procedure you ought to take. This will help you not miss a thing.
Check the weather – A leaking roof can wait. Do not endanger your health or your life through a bad weather just to carry on with the repair. You are more important than the roof.