Good roofing felt is a very important apparatus at home that guards the entire roof from the possible weakening of its foundation in the course of time. An individual considering the installation of this roof protector may choose to get the services of professional roof builders. However, he has also the option to lay out the felt by himself in order to save labor expenses he may incur from hiring professionals to do the job.
There are five steps in laying out a building felt without hassles. First, the home owner should identify the needs of his roofs along with the appropriate felt that suits it. Second, he must make sure that the surface where he will lay out the felts is free from objects that may impede it to do its water-proofing function. Third, a home owner may now start covering the roof surface with the felt. In doing this, he should start in the lower section of the roof all the way up. Fourth, the building felt is attached further to the surface through the use of nails. These nails should be carefully affixed in the surface. Otherwise, it may damage the felt. Fifth, the spaces around the holes made by the nails should be filled up with tar in order to seal the spaces and avoid leakage.
Finally, a home owner should further ensure that the roofing felt is smoothly laid out in the roof surface. This is to ensure that the apparatus will serve its purpose of keeping the house safe. If an individual is not so sure if he can do these steps alone, it is recommended that he just hire someone to do this for him. That’s because mistakes in setting up the felt may lead to additional costs that causes further construction inconveniences.