After a storm causes damage to your home, repairs are often needed. Sometimes, these repairs are only small maintenance tasks like replacing shingles or doing minor repairs to structural damage. Here are some maintenance tips to help deal with the small maintenance needs of your roof after a storm has caused damage:
1. Wind Damage and Repairing Minor Leaks and Tears in Shingles
Wind damage can be something that just causes minor leaks. This is often due to tears in shingles or other damage. If the problem is just a tear and the shingle is still mostly whole, repairs can often be done by patching the damage with roofing cement. If there is some of the shingle missing due to wind damage, then it is going to need to be replaced to repair the damage.
2. Repairing Minor Structural and Woodwork Damage in Roof Areas
Repairing minor structural damage maybe some of the other repairs that need to be done when repairing storm damage to your roof. These problems are often caused by debris blown by the wind or branches falling from trees. The structural damage may be small punctures in roof decking or damage to siding cornice work at the eaves of your home. These roof structural problems may only require replacing a small amount of roof decking or doing repairs to rafters.
3. Replacing Missing Shingles That Have Been Lost in A Storm
The storm that caused damage to your roof may have caused some shingles to disappear. When you inspect your roof for damage after a storm, you will want to look for any missing shingles and replace them if needed. Even if the missing shingles have not caused serious leaks yet, they will eventually cause further damage to your roofing and serious problems with leaks.
4. Inspecting and Repairing Flashing and Seals That Have Storm Damage
When doing repairs to your roof after a storm, there are many areas that can be damaged. Some of these are seals and water or moisture barriers that protect your roof from leaks. You want to inspect these areas for damage and replace flashing, roof mechanical boots or other types of seals on your roof.
These are some tips to help with the minor maintenance and repairs that your roof may need after a storm. If you need help with the repairs to your roof after a storm, contact a professional home roofing service to repair the damage before it gets worse.
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