We get calls almost everyday here at Fireman Roofing for Roof Repairs.
Normally, we focus our efforts on complete re-roofing. However, we also do roof repairs because a leaky roof can be a warning sign… a sign that you may need to replace your roof. If you have problems, we’ll give you our honest opinion as to the life expectancy of your roof.
In this special guest article by Tanya Wiseman, she’ll cover a few of the basic repair warning signs and give a few pointers worth following up on… including:
- Roof Maintenance is more valuable than roof repair
- Roof Leak warning signs
- Torn, damaged, and missing shingles
Roof Repair is one of the most expensive areas having to do with home maintenance. It could be one of the simplest, also.
Initially, it is always most important to remember that prevention is as critical as the repair itself. A yearly venture to the attic can prevent extensive water damage or rotten wood due to faulty roof construction, damaged flashing, or worn or damaged roofing. Additionally, damage attributed to leaks or exposure to the elements usually is causes rot, mold, and other serious problems. Usually, these leaks start, as small, unnoticeable places that become more serious problems later if not seen and addressed quickly.
Upon entering the attic, look for signs of dampness, rot, or mold. The perfect time to do the observation can be during or just after a heavy rain. observe that the areas of wetness May not reside directly under the leak in the roof. Water can run several feet down rafters, joists, or pipes to totally different places. From the area where the water appears to collects, trace its path back upward until its entry point can be found.
The roof repair is very straightforward. Once located, the area can be fixed at once. Drive a large nail through the spot of the leak to enable you to find and repair it from the top of the roof.
Look around chimneys, vent pipes, and roof vents both from below the roof in the attic, and above it. Notice the flashing and see that it is in good shape, flat and smooth with no creases, bends or turned up places.
While on the roof, inspect any torn, damaged, or missing shingles. This should be done only if the roof design is such as to allow you to climb on it. Otherwise, if the roof construction is too steep or high, it is better to leave this job to a professional roof contractor or a company that specializes in Commercial Roof Repair.
Tanya Wiseman writes articles for: Solar Roof Repair.
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