If you are looking at replacing your roof or just want to give your roof a face lift, then learning how to install roofing felt is one option to consider. Installing feeling is not as difficult as you may think and can be done easily with a few tips. Luckily, roofing felt comes in a variety of textures so you are sure to find something that will work for you and your project. If you are unsure about how to install roofing felt then use the following as a general guide. Just be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure proper installation.
– To install, start by laying down the felt on the back side of your roofing and spread it out evenly across your entire deck or house. Ideally, the backside should face towards the direction of the sun if you are using solar lighting. Laying down the felt first will also make it easier to install the flashing around your edges if you choose to do so.
– Once the felt has been spread out, remove any previous roofing material such as tar paper, gravel or metal. You should now have a smooth surface for the new roofing material to adhere to. This is also the time to cut strips along your perimeter to allow for flashing. You may want to pre-drill holes for screws or nails before starting to install your new roofing material so you won’t have to take time out of the project to do so later.
– If using a rolled roofing felt then use an asphalt roofing system. These are fairly easy to install and provide the most flexibility. Asphalt roofs provide the greatest durability against weather because it is such a heavy material. The problem with asphalt roofs however is that they don’t look so nice. Asphalt roofs are also much more expensive to repair.
– Another option when installing your roofing shingles is to use a pre-installed roofing felt that you purchase in rolls. These are very convenient because you can just cut them to fit your particular roof. They also come in different colors and thicknesses to allow you to select the perfect color scheme. Some people like to use these extra layers so they have a smoother feel under their shingles.
These are just some of the basic installation tips that are needed when installing a metal shingled roof. You may choose to use one of these systems or build your own. However, knowing how to install roofing felt will be beneficial to anyone who undertakes this task. The materials are relatively inexpensive and simple to use. This will make a huge difference in the long run when your roof is installed properly.