You don’t know how to fix your roof if it is leaking. Although you could place a bucket underneath the leak to stop water from pooling on the floor, it is unlikely that you have the necessary experience to make a roof repair safely and securely. Do not attempt to repair your roof yourself. It is best to hire professional roofing contractors to do the job. What do you do if your roof leaks? This guide will help you solve this problem.
FIND THE SOURCE
It is important to locate the source of a leaky roof. It can be difficult to find the source of a leaky roofing system. A professional can quickly spot the problem and help you identify it. You might not be able to tell what to look for. If you are able to look at your roof from outside, you can check for cracking or curling. You may have leaks where the caulk is no longer effective. Check the corners of your shingles for leaks.
CONTACT A PROFESSIONAL
At least twice per year, your roof should be checked. As these roof repairs are complex, you will need to contact a professional roofing contractor. A professional roofing company can quickly identify and fix leaks, as well pinpoint the source. Calling a professional roofing company means that you are contacting someone who not only has the experience but also has insurance coverage in case something goes wrong. You won’t be covered if you try to repair the roof yourself. This could lead to financial ruin for you and your family.
SCHEDULE A REPAIR TO FIX DAMAGED OR BROKEN SHINGLES
After you have contacted local roofing contractors and done some research about their experience and capabilities, you can arrange a repair to have the damaged or broken shingles replaced. The roofing contractor will be able to replace damaged shingles by lifting the edges of surrounding shingles and using the pry bar to remove the nails. The shingle should be able to slide out of the nail holes after they have been removed. You may find cement residue underneath your shingle. Before putting on a new roof, your roofing contractor will make sure to remove all cement residue.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the best roofing company in Clearwater! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.