- Plan ahead. ...
- Rip off old roofing, and clean the roof bed of old nails and any debris.
- Repair roof bed if necessary. ...
- Install the underlayment.
- Install drip edge.
- Install roof covering, including ridge cap, flashing and ridge vents.
- Clean up debris.
How to Replace A Roof: Basic Steps
If you have an attic, the easiest way to spot the leak is to up there on a rainy day. Water will reflect light, so bring a flashlight along. Once you locate the source of the water, mark the area. On a nice day, have a helper tap on the mark while you're on the roof.
Put a gable roof on your log home. A gable roof is generally the least expensive and easiest style of roof to build. It is also the least prone to leaks since it only has one single ridge cap, rather than a bunch of hips and valleys.Mar 23, 2008