Although summer weather is traditionally warm and sunny, there can be quite a few different types of weather patterns that can bring heavy winds and rain along with hail and tornadic activity that can cause quite a lot of damage to your home's outside. Storm damage can include missing and broken shingles, dented and loose or missing siding and broken window glass. Here are some recommendations to help you repair your home's roof after summer storm damage.
Be Diligent With Roof Repairs
When your roof has sustained damage from heavy winds and rain, the shingles may be loose and missing after the event is over. And depending on the type of damage left on your roof, it is a possibility that you can apply some repairs to the roof instead of replacing it in its entirety. As long as you keep up on your roof and fix small areas of damage as soon as they happen, you can avoid causing moisture to get below your shingles into the roofing deck and attic space.
However, you should inspect your roof for signs of moisture problems before simply applying a patch. But when you can patch a repair on your roof, it can be well worth the effort. Just remember to follow up with a roofing professional to have them check your roof's condition so you avoid any prolonged damage that will lead to further expenses.
Repair and Patch Your Roof
To handle missing shingles on your roof you need to understand how to install replacement shingles. Find some replacement shingles, whether you have them on hand from your last roof replacement or you buy a box of extra shingles, their appearance does not matter (unless you are planning to put your house on the market right away) as long as they protect your roof. Lift up the shingles above the area you want to install the replacement shingle. Slide the shingle tabs under the shingles and attach them with professional roofing nails, which should only go through the replacement shingle. Apply four to six nails into each shingle to properly secure it in place.
This type of repair to your roof will protect it from further damage and is a good quick repair you can do by yourself. Always follow up with a professional roofer to determine the condition of your roof and if it needs replacement. They will be able to check into your roof's layers and look for moisture intrusion. They can also inspect the surface of your shingles for hail damage and excessive missing granules or UV damage.
If you need roof repair services, reach out to a local roofer.