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Shingle Roof InstallationYour roof serves the function of protecting your home.  This being the case, it is important that your roof stay in good condition.  When you are building a new home or fixing up an old one, you will probably want to complete a shingle roof installation.

If you enjoy completing home maintenance projects on your own, you can do research online and find many websites with DIY instructions for shingle roof installation.  However, in order to complete this task, there is a certain skill set that you will be in need of.  First off, you need to be able to outline the area where your shingles need to go with straight lines.  It is recommended that you use chalk to draw these lines—thus making sure that your shingles will lie evenly on your roof (not haphazardly).  You also need to be able to cut the shingles when necessary.  For example, when you come to the edge of your roof, you may need to cut your shingles down, so they don’t hang over the edge of the roof.  If you are choosing to do your own shingle roof installation, you also need to keep safety in mind.  It is best if you do not have any problems with heights.  If you feel confident in your abilities to complete these tasks, you will then need to purchase all of the tools and supplies necessary to complete the shingle roof installation.

Even when you feel confident in your ability to complete your own shingle roof installation, you need to consider the time it will take to complete.  If you are new to shingle roof installation, it may be in your best interest to call our professional roofers instead.  We have the experience needed to make a shingle roof installation a quick process.  At Slippery Slope Roofing, we can make your shingle roof installation quick, and we guarantee that it will be of the highest quality.

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