Now that the snow is gone, we can still expect rain and wind to hang around. The problem is that early spring weather can do as much damage to your roof as late winter weather can. So if you’re need of roof repair, then just follow these pointers we have for you.
Conduct an Inspection
Whether or not you think you have a leak, all roof repair starts with an inspection. By conducting an inspection, you can detect any potential issues before they become catastrophic. If you’re unsure you have the expertise to find and diagnose every possible problem with your roof, then don’t hesitate to rely on help from the experts here at Topper Construction.
Replace the Shingles
Depending on how recently you have your roof installed or built, you should still have some shingles on hand. Carefully extract any damaged shingles and install fresh ones in their place. You will need to find the right underlay to support the new shingles and make sure they stay fastened in place.
Fix the Leaks
The next step is to fix any leaks you can find. Even tiny leaks can post health and structural hazards – no water damage is better than even a small amount. After all, you don’t want to have mold and mildew building up due to neglected roof repairs. Whenever you find a leak, you can patch it up with some roof cement.
Deal with Flat Roofs
Flat roofs are more common for commercial buildings than they are for residential buildings. However, that doesn’t mean they won’t be in need of routine roof repair and maintenance. Making the right repairs for a flat roof might be trickier, but you should be able to fix the leaks that you find with the same methods you would use on a standard roof.
Upgrade the Vents
Don’t forget about the importance of ventilation! With the right attic ventilation in place, you can reduce the chances of mold and mildew colonizing your attic and crawl spaces without your knowledge. There are several different types of vents that can help you achieve this goal, and these are known as:
- Roof Vents
Don’t underestimate how necessary any amount of roof repair can be. Every time it rains, be sure to take a close look at your roof to make sure that there aren’t any problems that require urgent attention.
Contact Topper Construction Today!
If you’re interested in having a roof system, siding, or water drainage system installed in your new home, or would like a free estimate, contact Topper Construction. With Topper Construction, you’ll see the benefit of nearly three decades of experience. Contact Topper Construction at 301-874-0220 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more. We can help you with projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Northern Virginia.