It might look like that roof making is a hard work to do which is needs a lot of architecting and other stuff. But the truth is it’s not that hard. You will only need a pencil and paper. Yes! but that’s just the starting. Measure your house and choose the style you want. Easy, right? The building possesses is easy as well.

First of all, Before you take any step you have to make a listing of all the necessary products and utensils you need. Select the best materials for this work. An advisor will also recommend choosing the best material you can get in the market. Also make a blueprint or drawing of that roof as well. It will help you to move with working properly. Once you have all the things you need to make a roof, its time now to start the making. Make sure you have purchased enough materials. It won’t be good to pause your work for the shortage of materials.

At the very first you have to make a frame with trusses. Design the frames and keep them angled from every side. As the roof size and style is going to be as per your choice so choose a roof which will match with your house. If you want your house having a little place under roof, then just design it that way. But make sure it doesn’t look weird. Make the best frame. your frame is going to hold the whole structure. It depends on your frame that how strong is your roof going to be. Remember, strong frame means strong roof.

Once you have installed the frame attach other supportive parts and trusses as well. They have to be measured and placed right. If you think that you want your roof to be more strong then give the frames some extra support. Lay the wooden board upon that frame. Try not to keep any distance between the wooden boards. Screw them tightly with the frame and then go to each of them for checking.

After that install the underlayment. The most common underlayment is roofing felt, felt uses asphalt instead of tar. The main purpose of the underlayment is waterproofing. Underlayment will keep you safe from rain. You will be dry inside while its raining outside. Similar to sheathing and underlayment, the roof cover is installed from the bottom up. Like sheathing, shingles should be staggered, and like underlayment, they should also overlap. So when it rains, the water drains away.

Similar to underlayment roof cover is going to be attached from bottom to up. Use the best roof cover you can find, Because these little things face more than other parts.

You have to keep maintain your roof periodically and make sure if there is any renovation or little modification needed. Everyone wants to be tension and panic free inside their own house. And if the roof is incomplete or not good enough no one can live happily there. They will have at least a little fear about the roof. A lot of things depends on the roof. So it should be built perfectly to keep everything stable. By following the steps above you can build a strong and beautiful roof for your house. And no chance to dislike, because you are the one to choose everything before construction.

 

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For a deck to maintain its beautiful appearance, there is need to take proper care of the material used in making it. This will make it last longer and avoid incurring heavy costs of constructing new decks every now and then. Below are maintenance procedures that you should follow to make the deck last longer and remain appealing:

  • Clean the deck often: Always ensure that the deck is always clean by removing dirt and loose wood fibers using a pressure cleaner. Ensure the deck is left for twenty-four hours to give it time to dry before using it again.
  • Fix every nail that is loosened from a board: if you discover that a nail has loosened from any of the boards, remove it using a hammer. Using a screw which is bigger than the nail, attach the board once again. This will avoid further damage to other unaffected boards.
  • Repair broken wood: if you notice a broken board, cut it using a jigsaw and remove it. Look for a board that is of the same size with the damaged one and using screws, attach it to the area you removed the previous one. The new wood may appear higher than the rest of the boards but once the moisture is completely dried, it will shrink to the same level as the rest.
  • Seal the wood: Applying a wood preservative which has ultraviolet protector will offer protection from moisture and from sun’s radiation as well.
  • Maintain the area around the deck: Even as you work hard to make your deck remain in good shape, ensure that the areas around the deck are well maintained. Do not allow water to remain stagnant around the deck as it could result in rotting of the wood. Do not let the weed grow around the deck too as it will ruin the beauty of the deck.

  • Change the position of things placed on the deck: Leaving items to stand in one place for long will lead to discoloration of the wood. Keep changing the positions to avoid this as this will maintain the color of the deck.
  • Never use chlorine bleach to clean a wooden deck as it will ruin the natural color of the wood and destroy the cellular structure as well. You can use oxygen bleach which will not damage the wood color.
  • Always ensure that you remove any debris from the deck boards to ensure that the drainage is not interfered with. You can use soapy water and a brush to wash the deck along the grain.
  • If you have any oil or grease stain, ensure that they are cleaned immediately so that they do not soak into the deck boards. It will be more expensive to remove this stain when it has stayed for long.
  • To remove ice form a composite deck, never use sharp tools like a shovel or sand to do this task to avoid damaging the edges of the deck. You can use rock salt to carry out this task instead. If the snow is just some light dust, you can use a leaf blower to get the ice off the composite deck.

A deck will last for as long as you want depending on how you maintain it. You can spread polypropylene rugs on the deck to prevent the furniture on the deck from scratching the deck. The rags will also keep oil and grease from penetrating into the deck and make the deck appear cozier.

 

Winter is a season that makes everyone uncomfortable as the weather is at its harshest as a result of the snow. However much you may try to keep warm by taking hot beverages, accumulation of snow can be troublesome especially if you do not have the right tools.

To assist you to deal with this menace, here is a list of the best tools you can have in your possession to make snow removal easier:

  • Snow shovels: These will be useful when you need to lift, push, dig, and remove snow in areas around you. Shovels are available in diverse models and you can choose the one that best suits you according to the intensity of snowfall in your area of residence. Below are the different types of snow shovels:

Ergonomic shaft snow shovel; this is a snow shovel made with a modifiable shaft which can be adjusted according to the height or weight of an individual. You will find this snow shovel very friendly to use as you will not have to strain your back.

Snow push shovel; this is specially designed to push snow ahead which is very easy. It cannot be used to lift or flying snow and you will, therefore, experience minimal strain in the back region.

Snow Sledge shovel; this has a large design that makes it easy to clear large volumes of snow at once. You are not supposed to lift it but to simply push it to wherever you wish to take the snow. To offload the sledge, simply give it a sharp pull back and it will be emptied.

Telescopic Snow shovels; this snow shovel is made with a shaft that can easily extend and retract by screwing or unscrewing. This makes it easy to carry around at the back of the car in case an emergency occurs while in transit.  

  • Snow pusher: This is a device with an enormous scoop for use when pushing snow especially when the snow is below the depth of six inches. This design should not be used if you suffer from back pain.

 

  • Brine treatment: Brine is used to treat sidewalks or driveways before snowfall. This will prevent the accumulation of snow when it falls. This will save you the trouble of having to remove the accumulated snow during winter.
  • Shop broom: this is ideal for light storms where only a small amount of snow has accumulated. The broom sweeps the snow powder if its accumulation is just a handful. Besides a broom, leaf blowers can also be used if the powdery ice is very light.

 

  • Snowblower: This is the most efficient way of snow removal as the snow is blasted away by use of this snow blower. It uses electric power and will, therefore, save you the trouble of using your physical strength to remove snow. A snow blower is light in weight and is operated in a manner similar to how a lawn mower works.

Before the onset of winter, you should ensure that you have enough salt to help in keeping the sidewalks as well as ramps ice-free.  Coating the ice shovel by use of a cooking spray will ensure easy removal of snow from the shovel as it will not be able to stick to the surface. This will make work easier and ensure you do not strain your back in an effort to remove the snow. Ensure you put precautionary measures to prevent a massive buildup of snow on areas that are vulnerable especially on the roof.  Keep your gutters clean so that the ice will run off easily after melting. You can also keep your house safe by cutting tree limbs which could possibly fall on the house due a to a buildup of snow. You do not have to worry about an inevitable occurrence like winter if you are prepared with the right tools to cater for any snow that may pile up.