Roof repair tips…who’s got ’em?
I am pretty handy and like doing a lot of DIY at home. My next project is to take a good look at my roof. Can anyone share some roof repair tips? Anything specific to look for?smartypantsMemberTopics: 0
Sounds like a pretty overwhelming project to do on your own. Are you sure you’re up for the job?
Thanks for the vote of confidence, but I’m pretty sure I’ll do just fine.JollybirdMemberTopics: 2
Before you decide to replace any shingles, check to see if there are any problems in one area or if it is several areas. If damaged or missing shingles appear in one particular area, then you can try to replace them. However, finding a match may be tricky.
Obviously, you want to find shingles that are the same style and colour as the ones you already have. If it isn’t, the difference is pretty conspicuous, believe me. You may have witnessed this yourself on other people’s houses.
If you want to sell your house, this won’t help with curb appeal, will it? If you can get a great match, just check the surrounding ones too. Adhesives and nails will help to secure them in place.potterfanMemberTopics: 1
In case you want to do partial reroofing, just remove the problem ones and replace with the new shingles. Hopefully, they look the same. You could also layer the new ones on the old ones. A word of warning; if you have done this before, you cannot do it again. You will have to remove both now.
If it has been done before, then it can be a difficult job to do. They may not be able to join seamlessly with the others. This can be quite glaring in terms of curb appeal.
If this is your problem and you don’t think you can handle it, I suggest calling someone like Cherry & Clark Roofing. Before you do anything, check your whole roof properly. If there is only some damage or shingles missing, reroofing is a good option.potterfanMemberTopics: 1
Yup, I have. That’s why I recommend them. I would never recommend someone I have never used. If you can do the job yourself, go for it, If it is too big, or if you are unsure of what damage there might be, then call them.damonMemberTopics: 1
If you need to do the whole roof, I would suggest you call a qualified contractor to do the job properly. This is a big job. If you have friends with experience, they can help you. Just pay them with beer!
All the old shingles will need to be stripped off. The good thing is, newer shingles today adhere much better than they did in the past.wolfyMemberTopics: 0
If you have flashing problems, these are not difficult to fix. This is the aluminum steel material responsible for preventing seepage of water. Assuming that you are going to replace your whole roof, then I would advise that you replace the flashing too.
You should always try to resolve any problems as soon as possible. This will allow you to possibly take care of it yourself, rather than calling the contractor. Taking care of something quickly can prevent it from getting worse. If it does, you need an expert’s help.
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