Houston Roofing: Article About Raising The Roof

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It is wise to consult a Houston roofing company before hoisting a roof. Raising a roof is not an easy job, and a professional opinion will let the homeowner know whether he or she can do it themselves. A roofing company will also give an estimate for having their workers do the job. They will let the homeowner know which permits they will need.

The most important piece of equipment needed for this job is called a winch hoist. This is a serious piece of hardware that the average homeowner is unlikely to own. It is possible, however, to lease one from a contractor. The lease will not be cheap, but it will save the homeowner money in the long run.

The first step in this job is to install the winch hoist. Homeowners should consult the manufacturer's instructions prior to doing this because every winch hoist is slightly different.

Once the winch hoist is installed, it is time to add the hoist arm. It is imperative to make sure this is properly secured with all of the supplied pins and to double check that the hoist arm is solid prior to moving on. Not doing so may make the roof unstable, so homeowners should make double checking a priority.

After the host arm is in place, it's time to drill holes in the roof for anchor points.

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The cables that actually lift the roof up will be attached to the anchor points, so it's vital not to underestimate the importance of this step.

Once the holes for the anchor points have been drilled, the logical next step is to install the anchor points and hook up the cables. This may seem like the easiest part of the job, but it is important that the homeowner not take it lightly. Professionals know that there are no real easy parts in this process, so they proceed with caution when connecting all equipment.

Often thought to be the hardest step, the homeowner must pull out all of the screws and nails as well as cut all of the beams and joints. This is not only time consuming, but it is also very easy to miss a piece, which may become a problem. It is important that those attempting this job double and triple check that the roof is 100 percent detached before proceeding with the lifting.

Once the unscrewing and cutting is done, it's time to lift up the roof. This should be done very slowly and carefully. A mistake could be dangerous.

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