DIY Roofing Guide

The resources and info you'll need to get the job done.

Thinking about doing a roofing job yourself? Check out the steps.

Click on a DIY roofing topic to help you prepare for the job.
  • Do I need a new roof?

    Learn how to evaluate your roof’s condition and determine how much work it needs.
    MAKE AN EVALUATION
  • Can I do it myself?

    A roof is a lot more than shingles. And it’s more dangerous than you might think. Ask the right questions before you DIY.

    QUESTIONS TO ASK
  • Make a plan

    Planning a DIY roof project involves permits, materials, ventilation, waste disposal, and more. Find lists and tools to help you manage it all. 
    PLAN FOR SUCCESS
  • Where to buy materials

    GAF roofing materials are available at local distributors and many retail home improvement stores.
    FIND A DISTRIBUTOR OR RETAILER
  • Learn roofing safety

    Safety should be your number one priority. Use this guide to make sure your project gets done safely. 
    ROOFING SAFETY TIPS
  • Doing the Job

    We have resources to help guide you along the way. 
    GETTING IT DONE
  • Doing Simple Fixes & Repairs

    Everything you need to know about doing simple fixes and repairs to your roof.
    SHOW ME HOW

The GAF Lifetime Roofing System

A new roof is more than just shingles. When you install any GAF Lifetime Shingle and at least 3 qualifying GAF accessories, you'll automatically get a Lifetime ltd. warranty on your shingles and all qualifying GAF accessories.
EXPLORE THE GAF LIFETIME ROOFING SYSTEM
The GAF Lifetime Roofing System

The GAF Virtual Home Remodeler

Choosing your new roof is fast and easy!
START BUILDING MY ROOF
The GAF Virtual Home Remodeler

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Professional Installation
PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION

For peace of mind choose a GAF factory-certified Master Elite® roofing contractor.

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Pricing and Where to Buy
PRICING & WHERE TO BUY

Find a GAF retailer or distributor near you.

DISTRIBUTORS & RETAILERS