How to Do Roof Repair: 3 Smart Tips

If you can see visible patches on your roof, that's a sign it needs repair right away. Use these 3 smart tips in this guide about how to do roof repair.

Did you know that the average white fiber cement shingle roof lasts around 25 years? If you are starting to notice signs that it is time for a roof repair, we are here to share some tips about how to move forward with roof repairs. Our short guide will help you access your situation and figure out how to move forward with your home roof repair. 

Keep reading to get in the know with our top roof repair tips.

1. Flashing

Replacing your roof’s flashing is sometimes the only way to move forward because without it you would have snow and rain inside your home. Wherever you have gaps between shingles such as your skylights or chimneys, you will find flashing. Roof edges are another place where you will find flashing. 

Keep in mind that when you remove flashing you will have to also remove a few rows of shingles plus the old flashing. You will also have to take out the old caulk and the old mortar and then seal the seam in between the step flashing and the cap. 

This installation is definitely something that you might want to leave to a professional if you do not have experience or do not feel comfortable working with any of the materials necessary to complete the job. 

2. Replacing Shingles

If your roofing issue involves a few shingles that were ruined thanks to wind or hail then you can tackle these replacements on your own if you choose. Once you find the exact shingles you have on your roof, you will first have to break the seal on the old shingle if it is still hanging or attached to the rest of the shingles. 

Then, you will remove any nails before completely removing the shingle or shingles. Once it is off, you will place the new shingle in its place. Last but not least, you will have to hammer the shingle in and seal it or you can use a nail gun to secure the new shingle in place. Also, do not skimp out on the number of nails, you want to make sure the shingle has maximum hold to avoid the same thing from happening again in the near future. 

3. Small Holes

Sometimes you might go years before noticing a hole in your roof because it starts out so tiny. A tiny hole is dangerous not only because they are harder to catch but also because it can cause rot. 

Thoroughly inspect your roof for tiny holes and if you find any, use some caulk to fill the hole and you might also have to perform some flashing repair (depending on the damage). 


Ready to Tackle Your Roof Repair?

We hope that now that you learned our top roof repair tips you can make an informed decision whether you want to move forward on your own or contact a professional. 

If our blog post came in handy please feel free to keep browsing our home section for our latest tips and tricks. 

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