Roof Repair For Asphalt Shingles
There may be shingles missing on your roof. It may be leaking in several places into your home. It could be hard to tell, from where you are looking at it. You know that something need to be done today. You do not want further damage inside. Here are things to consider for emergency roof repair.
The roof may look fine from where you stand. But the leaks tell you differently. Someone will need to look at things more closely. That means getting up on the roof.
When you are inspecting the roof
You will need a sturdy ladder for your inspection. Please understand and follow proper ladder safety procedures at all times. When you place the ladder up to the house, be careful. You do not want to damage your guttering. In some cases, like manufactured homes, there may be no guttering. However, there will be drip edge to be concerned with.
Be careful when climbing onto the rooftop. While you are there, take the time to inspect carefully. Look for broken or missing shingles. Sometimes there will be missing shingle tabs. Look at all of the drain pipes and vents. Check to make sure the seals are not cracked or missing. This will give you a good idea as to what you will need to do.
Repairs until you can fix it right
You want to make sure that no more water leaks into the house. Sometimes a can of roofing tar will do the job. Some roofing tar will work on wet surfaces. Some is designed for emergency repairs. However, you may need a tarp if the problem area is large. If you go to your local home improvement store, you should find tarps that you need. They are relatively inexpensive and can be found at other retail sites, also.
Will you need a small or large tarp? Your repairs needed, will determine its size. You will need to make sure that your tarp is secured to your roof. Elastic tie downs or rope may work. But you might have to use something like cap nails. You can also nail strips of wood to your tarp. If you are uncertain as to the tarp install, ask someone at a home improvement store. You can also do an online search to turn up information. When installing the tarp, make sure that it runs all the way to the top of the roof. It should also lap over the top. This will insure that water cannot run under the tarp and into the house. It is always easier and safer if someone is helping you with the tarp install.