A little time and elbow grease can pay big dividends.
With some effort and caution, many roofing jobs can be completed by the average homeowner. After all, roofing maintenance is one of the most vital parts of home repair, and many homeowners are watching their budgets carefully. If you can correct some roof problems yourself, so much the better.
To help, we’ve assembled a few tips for three different projects that many homeowners should be able to handle without professional assistance.
If you are experiencing a roof leak, check your skylight first. Old or improperly installed flashing can lead to skylight leaks, as can improperly installed insulation. To fix this, start by removing cracked roof tar and old shingles around the skylight. Then install new metal flashing as well as new shingles to replace the ones you removed. You can also replace the insulation if that is the source of the leak.
Use Quality Roofing Products
Investing in quality at the beginning can save you a great deal of time and headaches later on. Whether you are overseeing a complete replacement or simply completing a few repairs, insist on quality. Even if quality products cost more upfront, they can last from 25-50 years, saving you time and money down the road.
Seal Plumbing Jacks
Your plumbing jacks are attachments meant to prevent water from drains and ventilation pipes from leaking into your home. The seals around these jacks generally do not last as long as shingles do and need to be repaired eventually. Applying a coat of roofing cement or silicone around the seal should do the trick.
If you have questions about these tips or would like some professional help with your roof, know our experts are always here for you. Call today to schedule a roof inspection or consultation.