Basic Emergency Roof Repair and Maintenance Tips
There’s never a good time to have a problem with your roof, but it’s even worse when you need emergency roof repair due to a storm, a small fire or something else. But you need to act quickly so that your home will be as secure as possible while you wait for a professional. Here are some tips for temporary repair that will get you through for a short period of time.
Quick Emergency Roof Repair Fixes
The first thing you should do when performing an emergency roof repair is to cover as much of the area as you can with a tarp. Pull it down tightly, smooth it out, and then nail the edges down so the tarp doesn’t blow away. It won’t look great, of course, but it will at least keep rain and debris from getting into your home.
If you notice any curling or loose shingles, re-adhere them – just be extremely careful, because if you’re not you could easily suffer a potentially catastrophic fall. Use a heat gun to straighten out any shingles that have curled, and then use roofing cement to glue them down. In the event some shingles have become loose, slide them under surrounding shingles and then nail them down.
One of the best ways to avoid needing emergency roof repair is to have your roof professionally maintained on a regular basis. Your roofer should perform a thorough inspection once every six months and be able to identify any small issues before they become major problems. If you live in an area that experiences extreme weather on a regular basis, have your roof inspected after each storm.
At Paradigm Roofing, we have a staff of experts who are very familiar with performing roof inspections. We can also perform emergency roof repair if the need ever arises. If you’d like more information, contact us online or give us a call at 972-542-7774.