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1 Introduction to Roofing Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

2 $$$ WHY LEARN ROOFING? $$$ When your roof is damaged, it can cause water and debris to get into your house and ruin it. It can also reduce the energy efficiency and bring in moisture and mold. This can impact your families health. Loss of energy from a damaged roof can mean the loss of hundreds of dollars in heating & cooling bills. Learning how to repair the damage can save you money, but you must use proper safety precautions.

3 Elements & Your Roof Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

4 Elements Impacting Your Roof Sun Snow & Ice Rain & Hail Wind Moisture Algae, Moss, Ivy Trees Improper flashing Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

5 Types of Roofs There are many different types of roofs.

6 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Types of Roofs Roofs are defined by their shape and what they are made of: –Tiles –Shingles (rubber, plastic, asphalt, other) –Thatched roof –Metal or Aluminum –Tar Paper –Slate

7 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Choosing Materials Use the same type of materials that are on your roof unless the manufacturer recommends mixing different types of materials.

8 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Parts of the Roof

9 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Parts of the Roof

10 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Parts of the Roof

11 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Repairing a Roof With Shingles Types of Repairs –Determine if you need to just replace a few shingles or sections of roof. –Most damage occurs around flashing, corners, or joints. –If not fixed, it can cause eventual structural damage and cost more that it would in the first place. Estimating Repairs –After determining the amount of damage, estimate the cost of repairs on the area damaged and cost of materials to fix it. –If you are uncomfortable working on a roof, hire a roofer to do it for you. It may be cheaper in the long run!

12 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Laying Shingles Shingles can be laid over older shingles unless there are three layers. Then they must all be removed and new ones put up. Always try to use a shingle that is similar in size and color as the old one. Apply asphalt roofing cement to the shingle before placing. Nail down with 1 ¾ roofing nails. Cover Nails with shingle above. Put cement around nail head to prevent leaks.

13 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Let’s Try It!


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