Roofing Series – Emergency Roof Repair
Emergency roof repair is a must to deal with roof holes and pouring water. Once you get supplies and items ready, you can start up with the work. All you need here are tin snips, staple guns, nails, plastic sheeting and hammers. The first step towards emergency roof repair is cutting out a piece of flashing or sheet metal six inches larger than the area under repair.Aï¿½
Use temporary piece of hammer and wood, nailing through flashing or sheet metal and attaching everything at one time to the roof. You can even use sheet plastic over the wood repair and sheet metal. Get some additional wood pieces and nail them over sheet metal, but as larger patches. In case the damage is close enough to your roof pinnacle, run plastic over to the sides, hammering strips of wood along the exterior edges.
In case you don’t have enough wood for emergency roof repair work, use staples to tack the sheet plastic and metal over damaged area. Whatever you do, ensure it is placed tightly against the roof. In case it blows off in another storm, there is a high likelihood that it would injure someone.Aï¿½
Wind is usually a strong force and you would hope to ensure that everything is safe and secure on the roof. Few important tips that would help during roof repair is to use tool belt to prevent you from running errands. This is much safer. For storms, gear up with non-slippery shoes.Aï¿½
Emergency roof repairAï¿½is highly essential to prevent degradation of your roof. Leaks are pretty major problem, and need to be immediately resolved. Else there is a high risk of widespread damage. Heavy storms such as hurricanes can wreak havoc, and the best way to deal with it is to keep everyone involved.