5 Ways To Repair Damaged Roof Shingles

roof-repair2Roof repair is usually a very important idea but sometimes it turns out to be a difficult work. It is usually advisable for one to start repairing the roof as soon as you realize that there is a damage or leakage that has occurred. The most common roof repair is repairing damaged shingles.  Courtesy of Z Best Roofing:

First, one should check for damage in the shingles exactly where a leakage is coming in. You should always repair the shingles on a warm afternoon since the shingles will be more supple and less likely to crack. By identifying the area that is leaking, one is able to repair the roof with much ease.

Secondly, look for damaged shingle in the area where the leakage is happening. Once you find a damaged or broken shingle replacing it will be very simple. Lift the edges of the surrounding shingles and then remove the nails. A pry bar will be the most effective and efficient tool to help you to remove the nails. Then scrap the area underneath to remove any leftover roofing cement.

Thirdly, round the back corners of the roof with a utility knife. This is very important before you start to repair the roof shingles since it will enable you to slide the shingles under the one above and align it with those of the other with much ease.

Fourthly, lift the corners of the overlapping shingles and then use a 6D galvanized roof nails to fasten the top of the new replacement.

Lastly cover the nails’ head with roof cement as this will enhance the shingles to be supported effectively since the nails will be prevented from being loose and thus avoiding them from coming out. After covering the nails head with a roof cement, smooth down the overlapping shingle edges. It is evident that roof repair is very simple and quick. Maintain your roof and avoid ignoring a problem which will eventually accelerate the need to reroof and I assure you that it will cost you more that you expect.