Moy Materials has approved Roofing Experts & Co. Ltd as one of their fully trained approved contractors to supply and fit all their PARALON roof systems.
The paralon series of high performance, polymer-modified bitumen waterproofing, provides a complete range of membranes for use in modern building and civil construction projects.
This reliable roof waterproofing system has been in use since 1981, and is renowned for its quality and durability. An estimated 15 million square metres of waterproofing has been installed here in Ireland, through the Paralon Network of Authorised Roofing Contractors.
PARALON 77 3 & 4MM UNDERLAY DITUMEN-POLYMER WATERPROOFING MEMBRANCES
The membranes of the PARALON 77 series are obtained by calendering a compound based on distilled bitumen modified with polyproplenic resins and elastomeric polymers; the reinforcement, integrally synthetic, is a non-woven polyester obtained from a continuous yarn: this gives to the finished product similar mechanical characteristics in both longitudinal and transverse sense.
The use of the PARALON compound suitably modified gives PARALON 77 membranes excellent weathering resistance in any climatic conditions and in exposed membrane systems. However, the PARALON 77 membranes may be painted with either the protective coatings of the ELASTOMUL series (available in various colours) or with PARWENOL 4882 ALLUMINIO. The underside is covered with the TERMOTENE® treatment, for a safer and more economic lay-out.
The PARALON 77 series is produced in two types: PARALON 77 AND PARALON 77 4mm, that are 3 and 4 mm thick respectively; they are supplied in rolls, provided with a cardboard core that ensures their indeformability during the transport and the unrolling on site.
The PARALON 77 MEMBRANES are suitable to general waterproofing works, are particularly recommended for:
- Waterproofing of flat, pitched, vaulted roofs, of both cast in situ and precast concrete, also insulated.
- Waterproofing of gullies and valleys.
- Vertical walls.
- Waterproofing of basement extradoses and underground premises.
- Underground pipelines and tanks
6 roof maintenance tips for you to do at home
One of the most common and most costly repairs homeowners face is roof repairs. It doesn’t have to be this way though, and with regular roof maintenance, you can avoid having to fork out for expensive repairs. Many homeowners ignore or forget to carry out roof maintenance. It often gets put on the long finger because it’s something you can’t see. We have come up with their top tips and preventative maintenance that you can do to protect your roof and keep it lasting longer.
Regular roof maintenance is the key to looking after your roof and when done it will help you to spot those small, inexpensive problems before they turn into huge jobs.
Roof Maintenance Tips
Ideally, you should carry out roof maintenance twice a year. Before and after winter are the perfect times and whenever there has been particularly bad weather or storms. Here at Roofing Experts, we can carry out a roof inspection for you if you don’t have a head for heights. Below are the things you should be looking for:
- Cracks or stains: Looks for any signs of deterioration. This can include cracked tiles, stains on your roof, watermarks, and even wet spots. These all tell you that there is something going on that should be looked at. The roof repair will probably be small and inexpensive, but if left it can turn into a more costly job.
- Cracks in walls: This can indicate a problem your roof and are always worth getting checked out by an expert.
- Fascia and edging: Make sure your facias are in good condition. Any cracks or breaks can let water in as well as wind. With the amount of rain we get in Ireland, this is not a good thing and if rain gets into the roof membrane it will cause more serious problems.
- Gutters and downpipes: Your gutters and downpipes should be cleared of any dirt or debris before and after winter. Clogged gutters can lead to big problems and cause water to back up onto your roof.
- Damp: This maintenance check is down indoors and what you are looking for are any damp patches on your upstairs ceiling or any light getting into your attic between the rafters. This can be a sign of a leak in your roof.
- Tree branches: If there are tree branches over hanging on your roof you need to make sure you trim these back as heavy winds can cause them to break and damage your roof.
If you spot anything that you are concerned about, or you want an expert roof assessment carried out, you can get in touch with any of our Roofing Contractors Dublin. We are available for emergency roof repairs, roof maintenance, and much more.
It is important to remember that prevention is better than cure and fixing any roof issues while they are small can help ensure you don’t have to empty your bank account to have your roof replaced. Your roof is a valuable investment and you want it to last the years. Annual roof maintenance is essential for this and here at Roofing Experts, our qualified contractors can provide you with a free no obligation quote today.
Seven ways to outsource the Christmas clean
This is an oldie, but the tips are still valid. The best part is, we get a mention!
Excerpt from Irish Times article 9 Dec 2017
These days you need to contact a qualified roofer to clean your gutters as public liability insurance hikes mean that a lot of small-time operators have left the business. A professional roofer will get the job done. Robert Lewis of Roofing Experts is a trained quantity surveyor who took over the family roofing business and says gutter cleaning should be done once a year, ideally in November, after the autumnal fall. Prices start from €40, front and back, for an average three-bed semi but will vary depending on height, accessibility and area, he says. Any leaking PVC gutters can be sealed using synthetic sealant.
The company can also give your roof and chimneys the once-over and provide a free quotation on any works needed. “Make sure your contractor is fully insured and ask to see a copy of his public liability insurance,” he advises. Also ask if he or she is a member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen and or of the Construction Industry Federation. Roofingexperts.ie
Read the full article “seven ways to outsource the Christmas clean” here.
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Guide to Roof Damage Caused by Fallen Trees
Now that winter is on the way and stormy weather becomes more frequent, our Roofer Dublin experts have compiled a guide on what you should do if a tree damages your home during a storm. Your roof is your home’s protection so any damage caused to it should be assessed and repaired immediately. Here at Roofing Experts, we have a number of roof repair services including emergency roof repairs should you find yourself in need of them.
What to do if a tree falls on your roof
One of the first things you should do if a tree falls on your roof is to safely evacuate all occupants. Once everyone is out safe, the next thing you need to do is call an expert roofing contractor that does emergency repairs and can call out to assess the damage and take care of temporary repairs so your home is safe.
We all know that trees are good for the environment and can be a wonderful addition to your garden or neighbouring surroundings. Unfortunately, when storms hit, that lovely tree outside can become a dangerous threat. If a tree falls on your home during a storm, it can cause significant damage and it is important that you know what to do.
Our Roofer Dublin experts remind you to make sure everyone is okay and that they are safely taken from your property. If there is significant damage it is dangerous to say in the house especially if it is raining and the tree has made a hole in your roof. If water comes in contact with electrical circuits it can make things so much worse.
If you can, take photographs of the damage to the inside and outside of your home as you will need them for insurance purposes later. If the damage is extensive you may be out of your home for a while so be sure to take any valuables with you.
If the tree didn’t damage the structure of your home, small roof repairs might be all you required. Fallen trees can loosen, break, and even knock away tiles which will need to be replaced as quickly as possible. Our Dublin roofing contractors can provide emergency roof repairs that will protect your property until full repairs can be carried out.
Remember it is important to take note of any damage caused by trees during storms and call an expert roofing contractor to assess the damage. Roofing Experts provides all manner of roof repairs including roof inspections. We also provide maintenance services and if you have trees in your garden it is essential that you carry out yearly roof maintenance to avoid things like this happening. No one wants to have a tree fall on their roof during a storm and if you follow our roof maintenance guide which includes trimming overhanging tree branches, you could prevent something like this happening. Roof repairs can be expensive and prevention is always a better choice. If you are worried about your roof, why not contact us today and arrange an inspection before any big storms hit.
Why You Should Have a Roof Inspection After a Storm
It’s March, but we’ve had a rather stormy February and in today’s post our Roofing Experts want to talk about the damage caused by storms and why you should have a professional roof inspection carried out after a storm.
Before we jump into the benefits of professional roof inspections, it is important for us to remind you that your roof is the first line of defence against weather elements. Your roof shelters you from rain, hail, sleet, snow, and wind. These elements can take a toll on the condition of your roof and that is why roof maintenance and inspections are important. Roofing Experts recommends that you get a professional roof inspection after a bad storm such as the ones we have been experiencing here in Ireland over the past number of weeks.
How Storms Can Damage Your Roof
You’d be surprised by the amount of damage storms can cause. Winter storms especially wreak havoc on roofs. Heavy snow, as well as fluctuating temperature, can be detrimental. Sleet and snow and freezing water in little cracks and crevices can cause roof tiles and gutters to crack. Professional roof inspections look for particular damage caused by specific weather fronts and after the fluctuating weather we’ve had, it’s important to check for any small roof damage and have it repaired before it becomes a bigger problem.
Strong winds and heavy rain, which has been quite frequent over the past month can also do a lot of damage to your roof. Strong winds can loosen tiles and even blow them off your roof. This leaves it open and vulnerable to even more damage. Heavy rain on top of this can cause leaks, mould, insulation damage, and more. Strong winds can also lead to damage from fallen trees. Persistent heavy rain can also loosen roof tiles and when you take all this into consideration having a roof inspection really does make sense. It’s always better to find roof damage when it’s small and needs a minor repair rather than leaving things to get progressively worse and end up spending a small fortune on big roof repairs.
When to Call the Professionals
After the recent storms that have surged across the country, you might want to have your roof inspected to make sure there has been no damaged caused. Roofing Experts recommend that you get an annual roof inspection regardless of the weather. Hiring Dublin roofing contractors is easy and it can save you a lot of money in the long term. Our professional roofing contractors have the experience and the expertise that you need when having a roof inspection carried out. If we find any damage, we can provide you with a free estimate on the spot and recommend any roof repairs required. You can get in touch with our experts by phone or by using the contact page on our website. We are always happy to help any roofing repairs questions you might have and if you don’t know what to look for when it comes to roof damage, our professional contractors are here to help.
Don’t wait until your roof springs a leak or big repairs are required. Get your professional roof inspection booked today and make sure storm Jorge or Brendan haven’t caused your home any damage you haven’t been able to see.
Benefits of having a Professional Roof Inspection
In today’s post, our Roofing Experts are looking at the benefits of having a professional roof inspection carried out on your home. Spring is here and hopefully, that will mean better weather in Ireland and after the recent storms and freezing temperatures, this is something we are all looking forward to. Storms can cause so much damage to roofs and below are the benefits of having a professional roof inspection.
Benefits of A Roofing Experts Professional Roof Inspection
- Can Assess Invisible Damage: Most homeowners can spot big problems, but it is highly unlikely that you will be able to spot some of the smaller problems. After storms like Brendan and Jorge, you’ve probably gone outside and taken a look around for any damage. If you don’t see any visible signs you may think you’ve escaped. Unfortunately, some storm damage can only be seen when you actually climb up onto the roof. A professional roof inspection from Roofing Experts means you have a trained eye assessing your roof and looking for damage that you won’t see.
- Small Issues Can be Spotted: Climbing up a ladder and taking a look at your roof yourself sounds great, and you will be able to spot any major damage, but in the case of storm damage, there can be a lot of hidden issues that you won’t see. It doesn’t matter how big or small the damage to your roof is, getting it fixed as quickly as possible is essential. A professional roof inspection is a thorough examination and things like small links, damaged tiles, cracks, etc, are all looked at. At well as this, our Roofing Experts know exactly what to look for on both the interior and exterior of your roof.
- Help With Insurance Claims: A professional roof inspection includes pictures and a report on any damage found. If you are planning to claim on your home insurance you will be required to have pictures and proof of the damage. During our roof inspections, our expert roofing contractors will take pictures of any and all damage as well as filling in a report detailing what is wrong. Our reports are certified and we can give you an estimate of the cost of repairs while the roof inspection is being carried out.
- Professionals Know What to Look For Regarding Water Damage: A profession roof inspection will also look for any water damage. This can be hard to identify and most people only realise they have water damage in their roof when it’s too late and they find a leak. Our professional roofing experts are trained to know exactly what to look for.
- Save Money in the Long Term: If you decide not to have a roof inspection carried out after a storm, you may find yourself handing over a lot of money down the road. Small or invisible problems left untreated can escalate and cost a lot of money. Having a professional roof inspection carried out can extend the life of your roof, let you fix any small problems immediately, and save you money over time. Preventative maintenance is the key to ensuring your roof has a better lifespan.
If you’re worried that storm Ellen has caused any damage to your roof, get in touch with our expert roofing contractors in Dublin today.
Roofer Dublin Guide to Saving Money with Attic Insulation
Our Roofer Dublin advice guide this week is all about how you can save money with attic insulation. It is important to remember that your home is your most valuable asset and if you are looking to save money attic insulation is one way to do it. Proper attic insulation helps to keep your home warm in winter and also reduces the amount of money you spend on heating too. That’s not all, attic insulation helps with noise reduction and keeps out the noise from outside.
If you have drafts in your home, the temperatures change, or your heating bills are costing more than they should, your attic insulation could be the problem. Having the right insulation makes all the difference and below our Roofer Dublin experts explain how insulation works and how you ensure your home is snug this winter.
Roofer Dublin Attic Insulation and How It Works
Now that winter is upon us, heating costs are something that we tend to think about. When the weather turns colder the heat in your home will flow to areas that are cold including your attic. Your heating system then has to work extra hard to replace the heat. If your attic isn’t properly insulated the heat will escape and you’ll find that you are using more oil or gas than necessary.
Insulation provides resistance and stops the heat from seeping out of your home through your attic. When done properly it can actually lower your heating bills. Insulation material is measured in thermal resistance or what is called R-Value. The higher this value the more effective the product is and it will create a stronger barrier against heat loss and this gives you a more effective insulation solution for your home.
Types of Attic Insulation used by Dublin Roofers
There are a number of different types of insulation that can be used and below are the best products on the market for Dublin homeowners. Here at Roofing Experts we only use the best products when carrying out attic insulation. We do this to ensure that heat loss is minimised and that the insulation lasts. Cheaper solutions might be tempting, but remember the better the product, the better the results you get.
- Sheep’s Wool – This type of insulation is made from sheep’s wool
- Fibreglass – fibreglass is made from molten glass spun into microfibres
- Rock wool – this is made with molten rock instead of glass
- Cellulose – this is made from shredded recycled paper
If you need any more information on attic insulation and the best solution for your home this winter, be sure to get in touch with one of our expert Dublin roofing contractors today. There is always someone on hand to answer your questions and schedule your attic insulation evaluation and well as explaining the different materials, which are the most eco-friendly, and how to avail of an SEAI grant or one from Electric Ireland. We can also explain the correct insulation depth and more. Attic and roof insulation can help you start saving money on your energy bills so be sure to get in touch today to find out more.View Detail
Roofer Dublin Storm Damage Roof Repair Tips
Autumn is here. Leaves and falling and we’ve already had our first storm of the season. Lorenzo didn’t bring as much damage as forecasted but our Roofer Dublin team have come up with some top tips on how to assess your roof and look for storm damage. By following this advice you’ll be able to check for and get help should you require roof repairs after the next storm.
Roof Repairs and Storm Damage
Even if a storm, such as Lorenzo, doesn’t produce massive rainfalls or the wind speeds predicted, it can cause damage to your roof. High winds can be the main cause of roof damage and if our winters here in Ireland are anything to go by, we can expect a lot more of it. It only takes wind speeds of 60 to 100 kph to see damage to your home. This can include fallen trees, power lines coming down, or even debris being blown from neighbouring gardens. We’ve all seen the pictures of trampolines flying through the air.
After any storm passes it is important to check for roof damage and below we have our Roofer Dublin tips on spotting roof damage.
Roofer Dublin Tips for Spotting Roof Damage
- Check Your Attic for Leaks or Water Damage: If you spot any water stains on your ceilings or walls this tells you water is getting in and you may need to book in some roof repairs. Check for any drips or puddles in your attic as this is the first place the water will get in from your roof.
- Start at the Ground: From the ground, you’ll be able to spot some roof damage. This includes missing tiles, broken or missing fascia, tiles that have lifted or moved out of place. Check your gutters too.
- Fallen Branches: If a tree falls on your roof you’ll notice this immediately and the advice from the experts is to stay out of the house until you can get a professional roofing expert to assess the damage and to make sure the structure is safe.
- Be Safe: Do not try going up on the roof to check for damage yourself. It is always safer to call out the experts and get them to check if you are in doubt.
If there is damage caused by a storm and you need roof repairs, be sure to contact your insurance company to see what you are covered for as well. Call an expert Roofer Dublin to quote for repairs and be sure to keep all your receipts for your insurance company.
Lorenzo may not have been as strong as predicted, but we can be sure there will be more storms before the winter is out and knowing what to look for in the aftermath is important. Here at Roofing Experts, our contractors are always on hand to advise and offer help on any aspect of roof repairs so be sure to get in touch if you have any concerns about the state of your roof after any of the winter storms to come.
6 Tips for Hiring a Dublin Roofer
If you’re looking to hire a Dublin Roofer our six top tips will help. Find the right roofer for your roof maintenance or repair needs can be a challenge in itself. This is where Roofing Experts can help. Below you’ll find our top tips on how to choose the right roofing contractor so you not only get qualified experts but also the best service and value for money as well.
6 Tips For Hiring A Dublin Roofer
- Make Sure The Roofing Contractor is Insured
This is vital. You need to make sure that the Dublin Roofer you choose to carry out work on your home has employer and public liability insurance. You are well within your rights to ask to see their insurance certification before you let them up on your roof even if it’s only to provide you with a quote for roof repairs. When checking the insurance cert, make sure it’s valid and is in date. Proper insurance means you are protected against injury and third party liability.
- Is roofing contractor Local and what is their reputation?
Choosing a local Dublin roofer is always the preferred choice. Make sure that they can provide you with references of work they have carried out in the area. Word of mouth is great and a good local roofing contractor will have an excellent reputation. You’ll also know they can be trusted.
- Are They a Member of the National Guild of Master Craftsmen?
There are hundreds of Dublin Roofer websites and most will display badges for the National Guild of Master Craftsmen. If you see this you should be able to click on it and be brought to their membership page on the National Guild website. If you can’t click through to this you might want to try another site. If the link is live then you know the roofing contractor is legitimate and that you are in safe hands.
- Don’t go With the Cheapest Quote
Every Dublin Roofer will provide you with a different quote, but don’t just go with a contractor because they are cheaper. Remember, your roof is a major part of your home and any repair work being carried out needs to be to a high standard. You also need to know that it will last and that it complies with all your home insurance guidelines. If a price seems too low, it probably is.
- Beware the Door Knockers
If someone knocks on your door to say their carrying out work up the road or on a neighbour’s house and noticed some loose tiles or missing slates on your roof, don’t fall for it. Nine times out of ten these are just people trying to scare you into hiring them. Close the door and call a professional Dublin roofer to come and take a look.
- Agree the Price Before Work Starts
Once you choose the Dublin Roofer that you are going to work with make sure that the price is agreed by both parties before any work starts. It’s also a good idea to find out how long it will take and if there is a payment schedule. Most will require a deposit, cost of goods, and then a final payment. Make sure you are happy with everything before you agree to anything and make sure you are satisfied with the roof repairs and work carried out before you hand over the final payment.
If you have any questions or concerns about hiring a Dublin roofer, get in touch with our office today. Our Roofing Experts are more than happy to answer any questions you might have on roof repairs and maintenance checks.
Roofer Dublin: Getting Your Roof Winter Ready
September is here and storm season is approaching so our Roofer Dublin team have come up with 7 things you need to do to ensure your roof is winter ready. While we don’t get the harshest of winter weather here in Ireland, we do get a lot of rain and wind and this can cause just as much damage to your roof.
Autumn is the perfect time to carry out a roof maintenance check and spot some of the things you won’t see during summer months. Below you’ll find our Roofer Dublin things to look out for as they can be a warning that roof repairs may be required.
6 Roof Repair Signs To Look Out For
- Water Damage and Leaks
Take a good look around the interior of your home and pay close attention to any leaks or watermarks. Even the smallest of these is a sign that water has penetrated your roof. It can also mean that your roof might have a small hole or crack that will need to be repaired. If you notice any signs of water damage, it is important to get it looked at by a roofing contractor right away. Left untreated, it can cause further damage and expensive roof repairs further down the line.
- Light Infiltrating your Roof
No light should be able to enter your home through your roof so if you spot light poking through into your attic, get it looked at right away. It is a sign of cracks or holes in your roof and with the amount of rain we get in Ireland, it won’t be long before those little cracks or holes cause extensive damage. Our Roofer Dublin experts recommend that you check your roof just as it’s getting dark with the lights turned off as this will make it easier to spot any issues.
- Moss and Mould Growth
Moss and mould growth is common after the summer and should be removed as it can loosen tiles and push them apart. This leaves gaps where water can seep through. It’s most common in shaded areas of your roof and places where trees might be overhanging. Check your roof and if you find any have it removed immediately.
- Damaged or Loose Roof Tiles and Ridges
Damaged or loose tiles need to be repaired or replaced. To check for damaged you might have to get on your roof and walk around. Look out for tiles that are cracked, buckling, missing, worn, or loose. While carrying out your check, you should also look at your roof ridges. Damaged ridges can affect the rest of your roof. Watch for sagging areas along the ridge too as this can be a sign of structural damaged and will need immediate repair. If it’s unsafe to get on our roof, be sure to call out a Dublin roofing contractor who can do the inspection for you.
- Damage to Flashing
The flashing is located around your chimney, skylights, and roof vents. It stops water from getting in. You should check that all the flashing is secure as damaged or loose flashing can lead to leaks. Have the flashing repaired if you find anything wrong.
- Signs of Aging
Roofs don’t last forever, but annual roof maintenance can help to keep it intact for as long as possible. When checking for signs of aging it should be done during the day when you can see properly.
If you have any questions or concerns or need to have a roof inspection carried out before winter gets here, be sure to get in touch with Roofing Experts today. One of our qualified Dublin roofers will be happy to help answer any questions you might have.
Roofer Dublin Expert Roof Repair Tips For Homeowners
In today’s post, our roofer Dublin experts have put together a list of three roof repair tips that every homeowner should now. These maintenance and repair tips will help keep your roof in top shape for longer.
Everyone knows that a roof leak can cause a lot of damage. From destroying plaster on walls, causing mould, ruining furniture, and even rotting wooden frames. If you think you have a leak it should be repaired straight away. Dealing with the cause of the problem is sometimes as simple as putting roof cement on the hole, but not always. Sometimes fixing leaks will involve spending time finding the cause of the problem only to discover it’s a bigger job than you thought and you have to call in the professionals. Below we have our top three homeowner roof repair tips.
- How To Fix A Roof Leak
If your roof starts to leak you will have to decide whether you need repairs or a new roof. If your roof only has a weak spot, repairs are the way to go. If your roof shows signs of a lot of wear and tear, repairs will temporarily solve the leak but you may find other leaks happening more frequently. In this case, you should plan to have your roof replaced. If you can’t do this right away, you can cover the leaking areas until you can start. If you can’t replace your roof for a long time, you can make permanent repairs including replacing shingles. It will be important to check your attic for leaks every time it rains though.
- How To Identify Problems With Your Roof
Even if you don’t have a leak or it is important to check our roof for problems on a regular basis. It is recommended that you have a roof inspection carried out at least once a year. Things to look out for include water damage, missing, cracked, or curled shingles. Our Dublin roofers are available to carry out roof inspections and provide you with a maintenance plan so be sure to contact us today for more information.
- How To Replace Slates or Tiles
If you have cracked or missing slates or tiles you can probably manage to replace them yourself. It is essential that roof safety and ladder safety is adhered to at all times. The first step to doing this is to locate the problem. Remove the damaged slates by sliding them out and then add the new ones. You will need a hammer and galvanized roof nails. A nail must be placed in each corner of the new slate.
If all of these tips sound a little complicated, don’t forget that Roofing Experts is here to help. We have the best roofers Dublin has to offer and over 40 years of experience in the industry. Our qualified contractors carry out all types of roof repairs and are happy to advise you on the best steps to take. Working on roofs can be dangerous and there are a lot of health and safety aspects to be taken into consideration.
DIY Roof Repair Tips From Roofing Contractors Dublin
Today our roofing contractors Dublin have put together a 5 easy step DIY roof repair tip that homeowners with an interest in do-it-yourself projects might want to try. It is important to note that roof repairs should not be carried out if you don’t know what you’re doing and ladder safety should be applied at all times. Roofs can be dangerous places.
DIY Roof Leak Repairs for Homeowners
Below we have five steps to follow if you want to repair a water leak in your roof. Our expert Dublin roofers have put together the following steps for all the DIY enthusiasts.
Water leaking through your roof is a major pain and some simple leaks can be fixed by a DIY enthusiast. Others will, however, require a professional roofer. If there is extensive roof damage or you have multiple leaks, this is not something you will want to tackle yourself and the repair will require a professional. If you find the repair is more than you can handle, don’t attempt it. Call Roofing Experts before you make the problem worse.
With small leaks you can do the job yourself and here’s how.
- Located the Leak:
The first thing to do which can be harder than you think is to locate the source of the leak. The first sign of a water leak in your roof is usually a stain on your ceiling. You will need to locate the leak on your roof and this can be done from ground level with binoculars or by using a ladder. You will be looking to see if there are any curled, cracked, or missing shingles. Leaks can also be found where caulking or flashing has been damaged and through end caps. Check around your chimney for any loose materials as well for wear and tear.
- Flatten any Curled Shingles
If the leak has been caused by curling shingles these can be flatted and secured by applying a coat of asphalt over them with a brush. You can use other adhesive compounds if you prefer in a caulk gun. You will need to hold down the corners and edges of the shingles as you do this to make sure that they stick and don’t lift again.
- Replace damaged or missing shingles
If you have damaged shingles they will need to be removed. To do this you need to raise the edges of the surrounding shingles and remove the nails with a hammer. The damaged shingle should slide out. Slide in a new one and alight it with those on either side. You will need to secure it in place with galvanized roofing nails. One nail should be placed in each corner.
- Reseal your chimney and any dormer windows
If the leak is coming from your chimney or dormer windows you will need to reseal these. You will need a caulking gun and roofing cement. Reseal the joints of the metal flashing and this should stop the leak.
- Replace the old roof
If you discover that the problem is much great than you though and you need to have a section of your roof replaced, there are some things you can do to reduce the repair costs. You can remove the old shingles yourself. This allows for a closer inspection by the roofing experts and lets them look at all areas for any additional structural damage that should be looked at. Getting all the repairs done at the same time can prevent further roof repairs down the road and additional costs.View Detail