Repairing a Leaking Roof

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There is a limit to how long your roof will serve you without any problems. A roof is destined to be damaged or provide you discomfort from the changes weather and other factors it experiences. Fixing it will not be a problem as long as you know what you are doing.

The Benefits of a Good Roof

Having a good and healthy roof is very beneficial to all people not only to those living under it but also with people working on a real estate business. There are some benefits that will make you say how important a roof is.

  • Property value
  • Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Curb Appeal
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Cost Effective
  • Health
  • Safety
  • New Technology
  • New Look
  • Stress-Reduction

Repairing a Leaking Roof

Leaks are the common and earlier problems that your roof will have as the time goes by. There are some people that will ask for help from Michigan roofing contractors and there are some who will do it on their own. There are simple ways on repairing a minor leak on your roof before it gets worst.

  1. Fixing Shingles
  • check for damage in the roofing material directly from where the leak is coming
  • look for exposed roofing tacks as well to the missing, curled, or damaged shingle near the leak
  • the curled back shingles should be straightened out
  • reattached the straighten shingles using roof compound or cement
  • replace damaged shingles
  1. Roll Roofing

inspect blisters or cracks

mend the blisters

spread roofing cement under the loose material and press it down

drive galvanized roofing nails along sides of the blister being repaired

need to cover the entire top with roofing cement

  1. Damaged Shakes
  2. split the damage shakes with chisel and hammer
  3. slide the chisel under the shake and remove its pieces
  4. use a hacksaw for you to cut the ends of any nails that cannot be removed
  5. cut a new shake smaller than the damaged one
  6. put it in place and hammer it with at least two roofing nails
  7. set the heads with a nail set
  8. seal with caulking compound
  9. Connections
  • inspect the areas where the surfaces connect such as vent pipe or chimney
  • there is a need for replacement if the damage is too big around the vents and chimneys and no need to do any repairs