THINGS YOU CAN DO TO EXTEND YOUR ROOF LIFE- EMERGENCY ROOF REPAIR
An emergency can be regarded as a situation calling for drastic measures. Any roof that has suffered damage as a result of heavy rains, storms, hail etc can be classified for this kind of a repair.
The roof is one of most important parts of any building. Any damage to the roof will directly affect the strength of the entire house structure and consequently, calls for prompt action. Often its a severe weather condition that is the cause for emergency roof repair. However, care must be taken when making the decision to begin the repair.
Although you may attempt to do it by yourself, it is recommended you employ the service of an expert in situations where emergency repair is necessary. Be patient till the severe weather conditions have passed and the situation is favorable before starting the repair as you may be doing more damage than repair.
The following roofing guide principle must be stuck to by any individual attempting an emergency repair:
- Control the spread of the water seeping in. If not, it will damage belongings and can also be a source for further damage to the roof.
- Get rid of any puddles of water or stagnant water formation from the roof. This can be a major cause of roof damage.
- Locate the precise leak source. At times, the leak is actually at another occasion from where the internal inspection indicates.
- Use a suitable material to block the leak based on the roof type and material used to construct it.
MATERIALS FOR EMERGENCY ROOF REPAIRS
Several materials are used for emergency roof repairs. These includes: rubber sheets, duct tape patches, tarps and sealants. These materials act as stop gap, arrangements of a permanent repair can be made at a later time by a professional roofer.
COMMON STEPS WHILE USING EMERGENCY METHODS FOR ROOF REPAIR
- Clean the area around the leak and then apply the patch. The debris, dirt and water around the leak will weaken the emergency patch thereby reducing its effectiveness.
- In case of roofs that require hammer or nail work, make sure the tools are secure to the person attempting the repair. As they can slide off and cause additional damage.
Conclusively, care must be taken to ensure that there is no unattached part of the roof such as a asphalt, shingle or a strip of wood/iron lying around loosely while the repair is on. The windy condition can cause it to strike the repair person. By adhering to all the above points, the life of your roof will surely be extended.