Appleton Homeowner Roof Repair Tips

For the most part, your roof repair will require that you enlist the help of a seasoned roof repair professional. There are a few types of roof maladies that a handy do-it-yourself homeowner could do. Take a look at this list of some do-it-yourself roof repair tips!

1. Before starting any “do-it-yourself” work, always make sure that you are familiar with the correct personal protective equipment. In the case of roof repair, that means a safe ladder, gloves, protective eye gear, helmet, and rubber-soled shoes.

2. Set a tarp out underneath your roof in the area that you will be repairing, the last thing you want to do is to dislodge something that could cause damage to something or someone on your yard, and you do not want to be combing the backyard looking for things you may have knocked off your roof. The tarp is easy to roll up and shake loose in a dumpster. Any store that sells hammers and nails should sell tarps.

3. Loose or damaged single shingles are usually easy to repair. In some cases, the repair can be as easy as slapping some adhesive on and sticking it down. You want to be careful and make sure you secure it back down correctly in such a way that you line it up correctly and do not create a bigger problem than there was before.

4. Locating and sealing small cracks that may have formed between flashings is another super easy do-it-yourself roof repair fix that anyone can do. All you have to do is safely get on your roof with the appropriate protective gear and precautions taken, locate these cracks, and once you find them, the fun part begins, unless you found climbing on your roof the fun part, then this part will be even more fun. Locate those gaps from the flashing by places like your chimney and slather up those crevices with some caulk! You could also use silicone or another type of sealant, but you must close those holes since they are the cause of most major roof damage because they let in moisture and possibly even animals and bugs that will cause significant damage.

Do-it-yourself roof repair is possible, but the two most significant issues with it are that you could hurt yourself in the process, as most of us do not have a lot of experience climbing up on roofs. The other issue is that you always run the risk of making a problem worse by trying your hand at it first. It’s still worthwhile to have a professional come out for a free consultation and at least get an opinion on the severity of the problem. This way you have some baseline to go on before deciding if you are going to try and do the roof repair yourself.

If you are in need of residential roof repair services in Appleton, WI call Arc Contracting at 888-743-8086.

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