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.