Overhead Roofing

Spotting a leak in your roof: Advice and Repair tips.

Asphalt shingles are lightweight, long-lasting, cost efficient compared to other competitive roofing materials. Overall it is the most popular material in homes today.

Easily asphalt shingles are the best types to repair because they can be curled and flattened and re-secured and simply if old and old it can be easily replaced. Most asphalt shingles are created with the latest and greatest – weather – wind – resistant proof, fire safety, and long-lasting performance, like many other products in the world they are never created the same nor perfect so problems can develop over time. The warning signs of a serious problem can be fixed before it happens.

Discovering the leak
Water stains on the ceiling and the location indicate that there could be asphalt shingles that are curled, cracked, or missing: at any point shingles could of not be placed properly, or where caulking and flashing have been compromised.

If you are no ordinary repair man or woman nor do you have any kind of experience in repair or fixing a roof or leaking roof we advised you to seek help for a professional, your life is more important than a leaking roof!

If you discover shingle problems (which you can do from the ground with a good pair of binoculars), repairs may be an easy fix.  Curled-back shingles, for example, can be re-secured by brushing on a coating of asphalt roofing cement or finding its equivalent compound in tubes for use with a caulk gun.  You’ll want to apply a generous amount of roofing cement to the underside of the shingle to make certain that the edge and corners are secured.  Then press firmly to set.  Note: Shingles will be more pliable in warm weather than when it’s cold, so consider that factor when resolving problems.

To repair leaks caused by metal flashing around chimneys and dormers, simply reseal joints with a caulk gun of roofing cement. If you see damage to joints previously sealed with a line of roof cement, apply a fresh new coat with a putty knife.

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