When roof repair service is performed on a roof with shingle damage, it’s often possible to save hundreds or thousands of dollars over roof replacement costs. However, if the roof has extensive damage or doesn’t have enough life left in it to make repairs worth performing, roof replacement will likely be your best option. Get some more insight on what roof repair really entails below!
Comprehensive Roof Repair
Comprehensive roof repair means that you’re restoring all three layers of your roof–the waterproof membrane (felt paper or tar paper), which protects your home from leaks by stopping water from coming through the roof; the insulation layer (felt paper, roofing felt or roof underlayment); and the roof sheathing (plywood). If any of these layers are damaged on your home, you’ll want to get them repaired before they let water into your house.
That said, if you need roof repair service after a hail storm or other natural disaster like an earthquake, it’s important to get the roof fixed right away. Not only will this protect your home from future damage while it’s raining outside but it can also help prevent mold growth , which can be damaging to your health.
Repairing Roof Shingles
Roof shingles are one of the most popular roof materials for residential roofs in town. But roof shingles aren’t impervious. They can get torn , cracked, missing and even lifted up by strong winds . While roof replacement is often necessary for severely damaged roof shingles, roof repair service may be able to offer you significant savings.
The key to repairing roof shingles is removing the old granules (roofing debris) that are stuck inside the nooks and crannies of your roof shingles with a roof rake or broom. Then, you’ll need to strip off all of the bad roof shingles near your home’s perimeter and stack them in small piles nearby.
In most cases, it’s possible to repair only the center portion of a single roof shingle, leaving at least a third of each roof shingle untouched so it can lay flat. This roof repair method involves removing the granules from the center of the roof shingle, either by knocking them out with a roof rake or broom or by using roofing cement to seal them inside your roof shingles.
Then, you’ll need to cut off any jagged edges on your roof shingles with roofing snips and screw nailers , which will provide more grip for other roof repair tools later. After this step, you should be able to use roof patch material or roof cement to cover up any exposed areas where water might get in. Finally, you’ll need to replace all of the bad sections of your roof shingles. When choosing replacement sections for your roof shingles, you should take roof shingles that are the same size and roofing material as the roof shingles that they’re replacing (e.g., asphalt roof shingles).
If you need roof repairs done in your residential or commercial property, we have the best experts to do the job. Call us today on our hotline or message us on our website.