Roof Repair in 3 Easy Steps
Roofs are expensive when considering cost of materials and maintenance. But when it comes to replacing a roof, the project can be even more expensive as you consider the tough job of removing the damaged roof to accommodate the replacement of the new. It is in your best interest as a homeowner to avoid a total roof replacement for as long as possible.
The best way to keep your existing roof is by proper roof maintenance. This entails doing regular cleaning and repair as needed before a larger damage issue is escalated into a more expensive solution.
After routinely inspecting your roof and noticing some roof repair is evident, if done immediately, you will be thrilled to know that many repairs can be completed easily and at a minimal cost.
The following is a guide to roof repair in three easy steps.
First – Find Roof Repair Problem Areas.
Usually, the easiest way to that you can find an existing roof problem is to identify the source of the leak from inside of the home. However, when a leak is not detected from the inside, it is also quite easy to spot roof problems from the outside of the home, especially when knowing what to look for.
Carefully examine each and every row of shingles and look for shingles that appear to be curling, missing or out of place. Additionally, if a shingle becomes loose or pulls out when you pull on it, then it obviously requires replacement.
Second – Reshape Curled Shingles.
This may be the easiest solution for your roof repair project. Shingles that become curled due to extreme weather conditions are most often structurally sound and sometimes just require reshaping. The curled shingles are often malleable in warm weather and can be fairly easily returned into their proper shape. During cold weather; however, shingles become quite hard and brittle so extreme cautions should be exercised in attempting to restore the shingle to its proper shape, most often by simply applying some heat and then reshaping the shingle.
Third – Replace Damaged Shingles.
This can be accomplished by simply removing any shingle nails that hold the damaged shingles and sliding the old shingles and replacing the damaged section with the new shingles. Next, slide the new shingles into place and attach them at the corners where they were previously attached using galvanized roofing nails. Lastly, cover the back edge of the shingle in addition to the nail heads with roof cement so that you create a water seal than prevents future water leakage.
There are numerous considerations when it comes to roof repair and replacement done properly and often the best solution is having your roof restored by a qualified roof repair contractor. Contact G&G General Contractors for a free roof repair consultation.
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