At CML Roofing and Contracting, we’re experts in remodeling and construction, from roofing to doors. We understand, however, that homeowners sometimes like to embark on their own DIY projects; to support these ventures, we’ve gathered some top tips for you.

Roofing: A home’s roof plays a vital role in protection from the elements and overall aesthetics. When replacing shingles, use a roofing hatchet to ensure precise measurements and cuts. Remember, it’s safer and more efficient to replace shingles in the cooler parts of the day to avoid heat-related hazards.

Windows: Double-check measurements before replacing windows to ensure a correct fit. Apply a bead of caulk along the outside stops and across the sill before setting the new window in place. Make sure the window operates smoothly before fully securing it.

Doors: Installing new doors can make a big impact on a home’s curb appeal and energy efficiency. Before installation, check the floor for level and trim the door bottom, if necessary. Use long screws in your door’s top hinge through the jamb and into the framing for added support.

To ensure structural longevity and maintain home value, it’s important to engage a professional for specific tasks, especially for more complex or hazardous projects. When it comes to specialized jobs like installing high-quality doors, windows or roofs, the CML Roofing & General Contracting team is here to assist.

At the end of the day, whether you’re an ardent DIY enthusiast or prefer to leave it to the pros, remember that safety should be your top priority. Always use appropriate protection, follow instructions and guidelines, and never bite off more than you can chew. And remember, when in doubt, call the experts at CML Roofing and Contracting.