After the winter season, it may be necessary to check over the surface of your roof to ensure it hasn't sustained any damage. If you have water puddles located on the roof's surface, it may cause the area to sink. There should be a slight pitch along the paneling of your roof that allows the rainwater to drain off so it doesn't damage the surface. Therefore, it's essential to have any area with standing water on the roof checked to avoid further structural damage to your home. There are various methods that can be used to raise the sunken area back up to its original position, which include using materials such as liquid, felt or asphalt fillers. The information provided below offers some insight on how fillers to fix sunken areas on a roof.
The Use Of Liquid Fillers
If you have sunken areas on your roof, it's possible to have this fix using liquid fillers. There are a variety of different liquid fillers you can use such as general epoxy concrete fillers or putty. The general epoxy concrete fillers are typically applied to the top of the sunken in spots using a trowel to ensure the area is covered and smoothed out completely. The putty is applied using a trowel on the surface as well. Before applying any liquid fillers, the area should be cleaned of all gravel and debris. Then after using the filler you will need to add a flexible mastic adhesive on top to seal off the area.
The Use Of Felt Fillers
Older homes may have asphalt felt material applied to the roof's surface. If this is the case for your home, you can have the sunken areas fixed by using asphalt felt paper. When using asphalt felt paper materials, you have to apply it between the tar on the roof. Because this is thinner, consider adding more than one layer of asphalt felt material with tar to ensure you have properly sealed off the area. There are various other felt fillers you can use in addition to the asphalt felt, including tar-saturated or polyester felt. However, it's essential that you use felt materials that are compatible with the materials already on your roof's surface. If you do not know the type of materials used on your roof, you can take a sample portion and have it checked by a roofing contractor.
If after fixing the sunken areas you still notice problems with your roof, it may necessary to contact a roofing contractor regarding roof replacement.
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