Roofing is the main part of any construction. Many people shy away from doing repairs. Yet you should never avoid mending the roof of your home or business. Regardless of the type of roof in question, tackle known problems quickly. Delaying repairs guarantees that the repairs will become more difficult and more expensive.
The following tips will help make your roof repair projects safer and easier.
Knowing the difference between roof types makes any roof repair project flow easier and safe. Each roof type has a unique set of qualities and physical characteristics that regulate the required repair process. Even the local weather can play a role in when the roof repairs should be done.
They are easiest to work with when they are slightly damp since they are brittle when dried out. Scheduled wood shingles repairs for cool days, perhaps the day after a gentle rain falls has moistened the shingles.
Asphalt shingles are too pliable when hot, extremely brittle when cold and also slick when wet. Schedule asphalt shingle repairs for days with moderate temperature.
Shakes and Shingles
Shakes and shingles are common roofing materials, but they are prone to breaking and other often requires replacement. In order to keep them in place, shakes and shingles have to be nailed. Never hammer on the replacement pieces. To prevent breakage, hold a board in front of the shingles or shake while hammering.