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Monkey Island

This is our little island getaway of roofing tips, tricks and advice. (Some people call these things blogs. But we aren’t “some people.”)

How to Inspect Your Roof

We at Roof Monkeys believe an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So taking a quick inspection of your roof to make sure everything is in tip top shape is worth the time. We recommend doing roof … Continue reading

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Tom Silva on how to Reshingle a House

This is a really great video of Tom Silva from This Old House reshingling a house: How to Reshingle a Roof | Video | This Old House In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how to reshingle a … Continue reading

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SureCoat Roof Coating Repair Video

They write: This is a SureCoat Systems’ coating HOW TO repair video. From preparation to cleaning to coating, this video will inform you fully of how to complete a leak free repair using the SureCoat Roof coating system on any … Continue reading

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Low Slope Roofing Complete Installation Guide

  In the video description they write: Full Installation Guide for Low Slope Modified Roofing (Cold-Applied Liberty System). Low Slope Roofing Systems such as Liberty should only be installed on roof slopes of 2 in 12″ or higher. Never install … Continue reading

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How to remove shingles to do a repair

Watch Gary Jones remove shingles to do a repair. He’s removing 3-tab shingles using a flat bar to do a repair:

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How NOT to get off a ladder from a roof!!

This is frightening! If you are this uncomfortable getting on a ladder either practice lower or don’t do it at all.

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Rooftop Safety

Roofing is super dangerous. If you are going to try it yourself PLEASE be careful. Here’s a good video on rooftop safety:

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The worst roofing job in history

This is pretty bad. Check out this really bad roofing job. (Don’t let this happen to you.) He writes: I said it before, subcontractor is short form for substandard. Anybody with a few bucks could open a business and get … Continue reading

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How To Reroof Dimensional Shingles

If you have dimensional shingles here’s a video on how to reroof them. Even if you don’t end up doing it yourself this will help you be more knowledgeable about the process: In the video description he writes: Most of … Continue reading

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How to fix a leaky roof

If you are the do it yourself kind of person, check out this video on how to fix a leaky roof: This video is by Tony Palmisano. You can follow him on Twitter here:

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