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Adding a Bathroom

Last year I discovered I would inherit my grandmother’s beautiful house. When I was a child, I made many fond memories in this cozy, rural home. When I learned the home would be mine, I immediately started planning future renovations. The first thing I decided to do was make the half bathroom a full one. At the time, the home only had one full bathroom. Do you and your family members argue over who gets to use the one bathroom in your house? Consider hiring a contractor to build an additional bathroom onto your home. An experienced contractor can help you determine if you need a three, four, or even five piece bathroom. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of hiring a contractor to build an addition onto your home.

7 Safety Techniques To Practice While Repairing Or Installing A Roof

A key part of installing a new roof or repairing an existing one is practicing safety techniques. Due to the slope of the roof and the height, it can be easy to have an accident if you do not know how to safely complete the project. If you are working on a roof, here are some tips for completing the project as safely as possible.  

  1. Choose a good weather day. Even though the condition of the roofing might call for urgency, it is imperative that you do not work on it on a bad weather day. Rain, sleet, and snow can make the surface of the roof slippery regardless of the type of shoes you wear. Check the weather report and select another day if bad weather is on the forecast.  

  2. Store roofing material close by. While repairing the roof, you will have to go back and forth to collect the supplies needed. This results in a lot of time and energy being used, which could lead to careless mistakes. Leaving the materials near the work area makes it easier to get the job done.  

  3. Review the installation instructions. Even if you have installed roofing before, the instructions can provide invaluable insight on how to safely install the materials. You can also learn if there are any special requirements that should be met to complete the project.  

  4. Practice nail gun safety. A nail gun can easily become a dangerous object. To prevent injuries, you need to ensure that it is inspected and lubricated before use. You also need to disconnect the air supply when you are not using the gun.  

  5. Use a wooden ladder. Metal ladders can put you at risk for electrocution while you are doing the roof. Even if you are not near the power lines, electricity can jump to metal objects.  

  6. Check the base. Before stepping on the ladder, ensure the base is solid. If not, the ladder could tip. Ideally, you should have a friend help with the ladder to guarantee that it does not fall while you are using it.  

  7. Carry one bundle at a time. It might be tempting to carry more than one bundle of shingles at a time onto the roof. However, this can be dangerous and increase your chances of falling.  

Staying safe while installing or repairing a roof could mean that you have to take your time during the project. However, the additional time could make a difference in whether or not you have an accident. Click here to learn more about a roofing supplier.