Roofs are expensive to start with. Changing them can be a lot more pricey, when you consider the expense involved in removing existing roof shingles to make way for a new roof. If you’re a property owner, then it is in your best interest to prevent a roof replacement for as long as you possibly can. The best method of doing that is to maintain your roofing appropriately. That implies cleaning it frequently and fixing it as required, before small issues emerge into larger, more pricey problems. If you see that your roof has been neglected and it is time to take a closer look, then you will be thrilled to know that it is possible to fix a leaking roofing with a few basic steps.
Here is a guide to roof repair work in 3 easy actions:
Find issue locations. Naturally, the simplest way to discover a roof issue is to recognize the source of the leak from the inside of the home. However, you can also easily spot roofing problems on the exterior of the house, specifically if you know exactly what to search for. Carefully analyze every line of shingles and look for shingles that are not where they should be, starting to curl, or missing altogether. Likewise, if a shingle comes straight off when you pull on it, then it has to be replaced.
Reshape curled shingles. This part is very easy. Shingles that have lost their shape due to some of the severe weather conditions we have experienced in Myrtle Beach are typically structurally sound and just need to be reshaped with your hands. If the weather is warm, the shingles ought to be flexible and fairly simple to bend back into their proper shape. Throughout cold weather, shingles become brittle; if this holds true, you can use a blow dryer to heat the curled shingles before reforming them.
Change damaged shingles. Simply get rid of any contractor nails that are still holding the damaged shingles in place and remove the old shingles out to give way for the new ones. Put new shingles into location and attach them at the corners (the same method used to attach shingles previously) using galvanized roofing nails. Then cover the back edge of the shingle, in addition to the nail heads, with roof cement to seal them and avoid water leakage.
There is a lot to consider when it concerns roofing system repair and replacement. To put your roof task into the hands of a specialist you can trust, call MB Roofing Pros. We can be reached by phone, at 843-492-0778.
MB Roofing Pros
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577