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Roofing 101: 3 Beginners Tips on Repairing Your Roof

Keeping your roof in tip-top shape is very important. Things to constantly be on the lookout for is leaks. If you have never repaired or worked on a roofing project, we’ve got some very handy tips right here!

Identify the Urgency of the Problem

You should check whether you will need to replace only the portion of the roof where the problem is, or if it would be best to redo the whole roof. This will give you a pretty good idea of what the cost should be at the end of the project.

Regular Inspection of Your Roof

This allows you to identify any major problems in the making before they get the chance to develop. Ideal times for you to do a quick inspection of your roofing is after heavy rain, heavy wind, or a snowstorm. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, it probably means that it is the ideal time to do a quick repair. These repairs are usually easy to do yourself. Obviously, if you are not familiar with roofing, you should probably know what signs to be on the lookout for when inspecting your roofing. Here’s a quick list:

1. Cracks and patches that can be seen with the naked eye
2. A sagging or leaning roof (if the structure is not straight and sturdy anymore) could indicate damage
3. Roofing materials that came loose and is seen on the roof such as shingles
4. Gutters that are not attached to the roof anymore
5. Visible stains on your ceiling

Replacing Shingles And Shakes

Firstly, you need to identify which shingles and shakes needs replacing. Then you’ll need to buy some new ones for replacement if you don’t have any spares lying about at home. Once you have your parts, simply remove the damaged shingles and shakes. Then lay new underlayment and install the new parts.

These are just quick tips to get you started. If you have any handy and informative tips to add to this list that can help any newbie handymen and women out there, please share them in the comment section below!