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To keep your home comfortable for your family and pets, you must have a roof over your head. A leaking roof can allow water to enter your home and collect in places it shouldn’t, causing mould and other issues. A damaged roof can also cause damage to other parts of your home. Roof repair is critical when it comes to keeping your home in good working order.
Things You’ll Need:
- Cats claw nail remover
- Roofing tar
- Wooden stick
Roofing materials, such as felt paper come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Felt paper used on a roof is commonly referred to as rolled roofing. This is because the material is delivered on a roll, rolled out on the top. Your roof will begin to leak if the rolled roofing is damaged. The rolled roofing will need to be replaced to fix the leaks. You will, however, need to purchase a roll of rolled roofing from a local home improvement store.
- Step 1
Locate the section of roller roofing that needs to be replaced from the roof. With the cat claw nail remover, remove the nails used to secure the material to the top.
- Step 2
Place the tool’s tip against the nail head’s edge. With the hammer, tap the tool’s end to force it up and under the nail head. To remove the nail, pull down on the device. Replace the other pins that were used to secure the material to the roof and repeat the process.
- Step 3
Remove the old rolled roofing material by rolling it up and throwing it away. Carry the new roll of material to the top of the building.
- Step 4
Place the roll and the roof’s far end together, then start rolling it out. Slide the material’s top edge under the existing rolled roofing.
- Step 5
Apply roofing tar or cement to the rolled roofing’s backside. This will aid in the material’s attachment to the roof. Apply the roofing tar with a wooden stick.
- Step 6
With the hammer, drive a nail every 12 inches around the perimeter of the roller roofing.
- Step 7
Apply more roofing tar where the material’s top edge meets the existing material. This will aid in the prevention of leaks.
Nonetheless, it is still of best value if you hire a professional roofer to repair your roof, saving you energy, money and time.
All roofing will not last forever, and most will need to be replaced within 15 to 25 years of installation. Palmetto Outdoor Solutions’ licensed roofers will begin by removing the roof down to the deck and inspecting the structural integrity of the home or business. Following that, we will not only install new roofing, but we will also replace the flashing and ensure that your roof is adequately ventilated. All of those particulars are in our capable hands. Our expert roofing crew will install all types of roofs, including the following:
Asphalt Roofs – These roofs are commonly used in residential areas and are made of shingles. Asphalt shingles are incredibly durable and come in a variety of colors. This type of roofing is also suitable for use in the commercial sector.
Metal Roofs – These roofs do not appear to be metal and instead resemble asphalt shingles, shake, and slate. These roofs are popular in both commercial and residential applications.
Rubber Roofs – This option is commonly used on commercial buildings that are flat or have a minimal slope. Rubber roofs are also widely used for home additions such as a sunroom or porch.
Shake and Slate – Cedar shake is a popular roofing material among homeowners. Although shake and slate roofs are more expensive, they have a stunning appearance.
Not all damaged roofing needs to be replaced. Quite often, a simple roof repair can solve a problem. This type of work should not be performed by anyone who is not a trained professional. That is when you should contact Palmetto Outdoor Solutions.
An experienced member of our roofing team will come out to your home or business and assess the problem. Before making any repairs, we will inform you of what needs to be done and provide you with a free estimate. These repairs could include replacing broken shingles, repairing flashing, or addressing general wear and tear.