There are many ways that your roof can become damaged. Fallen trees or branches can crash through and create holes. Heavy hailstorms can pelt your roof. Snow can pile up, which adds weight and increases the pressure. Whatever causes the damage, you need to be proactive in not letting your roof become too damaged before patching holes or replacing the entire roof. If your home has experienced roof damage, such as missing shingles or holes that leak, it is best to call a roof repair company right away. While you wait for the professionals to come and make repairs, here are a few helpful tips you can do to protect your Tulsa home after a crisis.
Rain or moisture coming through your roof to the inside of your home could cause many serious problems. One way to prevent leaking after your roof experiences damage is to put a waterproof tarp or a plastic sheet on your roof. This will help prevent more water from getting inside your roof as you wait for a repair company to come and fix the leaks properly. You can nail down the edges of the tarps with roof nails or duct tape them so they stay in place. When you attach them, you want to ensure there are no places where water can slide underneath them and continue to drip into your home.
Tar paper and plastic roofing cement are another excellent way to fix leaks in your roof. You can use a putty knife to spread the tar paper and cement over the leaks. For an extra layer of protection, you can also put roofing felt on top of the tar paper. Keep in mind that this is a temporary fix. You will eventually need to get the leak repaired more permanently and avoid further damage.
Sometimes, shingles can break off of your roof. Even if you do not immediately notice it causing a leak inside your house, your house is much more vulnerable with shingles missing. It would be best if you reattached those broken shingles onto your roof to keep your home safe. If you notice any shingles have become loose, reattach them right away so they do not blow off and cause further damage.
If you cannot climb onto your roof because the weather is making it too dangerous, but water is coming through to your attic, you can apply roofing tape over the leak as a temporary patch. Remember, this is a temporary solution, and the tape will eventually lose its adhesiveness. Be sure to call a professional roofing company to provide a more permanent fix.
Remember that these solutions are only temporary. If roof damage is not properly addressed, it can lead to more complicated and costly problems. If you have experienced roof damage in your Tulsa home, call Decor Construction to help you make more permanent repairs so your home can be more strongly protected from damage and leaks. Our team of experts is here to help.
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