Your home's roof is always going to be exposed to the elements, which includes heavy winds, freezing temperatures, ice, snow, and even hail. All of these variables will put your home at risk of interior damage if your roof is not kept up with maintenance, repairs, and replacement when it is needed. Here are some recommendations to help you take care of your roof by completing necessary repairs and replacement when necessary.
Complete Patching Projects
There are times when your home's roof will be in need of repairs after a weather event that has left it damaged in certain places. If, for example, a tree branch falls upon your roof and tears at some of the shingles in that one spot, you can remove the damaged shingles and replace them with new ones. Be sure you carefully lift up the surrounding shingles when removing and replacing the damaged shingles. It can be helpful to complete the repairs on a day when the sun is shining, as this can make the shingles warm, soft, and more pliable.
When some of your shingles get blown off completely, you can replace them with a new set of shingles you most likely have on hand. Always try to complete the repairs to your roof before heavy rainfall, as it can increase your home's chances of having moisture intrusion come into your roof and down into the ceilings and interior walls.
Arrange For Roof Replacement
After your roof is getting to the point where it needs to be replaced and further repairs won't provide any benefit to your home, look at arranging for a full roof replacement. If your home has an existing single layer of shingles on its roof, you can apply the new layer of shingles over the old, but it is always best to remove the old layer of shingles first. You don't want to put too much weight on your roof and it is helpful to be able to inspect your roof's foundation when you remove the old layer. However, it is usually within building code to install up to two layers of shingles on a building.
Contact your roofing professional about replacement options. If they have helped you complete any repairs on your roof, they will have some details about your roof's condition and what care has been managed on your home's roof. They will provide you some professional recommendations for the replacement of your home's roof to maximize its energy efficiency and keep your home protected from the elements.
For more information, contact a roof repair service.