Basic Roof Repairs That You Can Do On Your Own
Roof repairs always seem to come up when you are low on cash. It is a common misconception that roof repairs are expensive. Many experienced roofers offer inexpensive, simple repair and maintenance options for their customers. However, there are some basic roof repairs that you can do on your own. Take a look at this list of essential repairs, but if you feel uncomfortable or unsure in fixing your roof by yourself, you may need to call a professional. Paradigm Roofing is happy to assist you with any residential or commercial roof repair you require.
Shingle replacement is the most common roofing issue and is one of the most basic of roof repairs. Depending on the roof material you have on your home or business will dictate the simplicity of the repair. Most handy homeowners can replace a damaged asphalt shingle or tile, but if you have a metal or commercial roof, it may be best to call a professional roofer. Simply cut the material to the right size, remove the damaged shingle. You may need wedges to release tension on a wood or slate shingle first. Seal any gaps and place the new shingle on your roof. Secure appropriately and remove wedges.
While it isn’t technically a repair, this is one of the most important things you can do yourself to protect your roof. During a rainstorm, go into your attic with a flashlight. Look for any water drips that are reflecting back at you. If you don’t want to wait for rain, have someone run the hose on your roof while you keep watch in the attic. Once you detect a leak, you will want to call a roofer right away, as water damage repairs need an expert.