As you know, I spent a week in Wichita last month. And while I was there, I met a very interesting man: Aubrey Collins the owner and operator of Roofing Wichita (www.roofingwichitaks.org).
I had a look at a few of the jobs he had done, and I was impressed. Very impressed. I am, of course, a proponent of do-it-yourself roofing, and will generally speaking tell you to go ahead and try to do it yourself, even if you don’t think you can.
But I must say that if I were in Wichita I might offer you a little bit different advice. That’s because Aubrey Collins told me that he was more than willing to teach and instruct those who would like to do their particular roofing job themselves.
He could do the whole thing himself if you wanted him to, but if you didn’t, then he would be more than willing to show you how to do it.
So if you’re in Wichita, and you don’t really feel like repairing your roof all by yourself give Aubrey Collins a call (at 316-633-7821). Tell him that Michael Starvabeach, of DIY Roofing gave you his number. And he will give you a big discount on the price.
Now let’s get back to what we were talking about on our last blog post two days ago: Starter Strip Shingles.
As I told you two days ago, one of the biggest causes of failure in a roof repair shop is improperly installed starter shingles. You must remember that your starter strip shingles are your big defensive line against wind uplift all along the edges of your roof.
If you get those shingles wrong, your job is going to be a failure. So pay attention to what I told you to do on starter shingles two days ago.
In our next blog, the day after tomorrow, we are going to be talking about proper shingle nailing. We’re going to be talking about the type of nails you should use, about the proper length of nails you should use, and about your proper angle of strike.
Be sure to tune in the day after tomorrow for a very enlightening discussion.