Roof repair is a maintenance job which most homeowners are reluctant to do themselves. However, in truth, DIY roofing repair can often be economical and quite simple. The first step is to determine if you can actually tackle the job on your own, in addition to finding out exactly what the problem is.
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When your roof is still quite young, wind damage or improper design will often be the cause of roofing issues. Winds do not even have to reach hurricane force to damage a roof. A strong wind that has gusts over 50 mph is often enough to lift portions of shingles, loosen fasteners and pull the adhesive off a structure.
Problems which are often connected with improper design are not a good choice for DIY roof repair. For example, should you just fix your roof, but leave the design problem still in place, the chances of the problem coming back is great. Common problems are support structures which are not strong enough to support the weight of a roof, a roof that does not have enough slope, not enough drains, which in turn means water will pool on the roof, and insufficient consideration taken for the expansion and contraction of the decking structure. Which will eventually result in the roofing materials separating.
Should you be unsuccessful in finding any damaged areas, but still have moisture within your home, try looking around the flashings. These are waterproof joints which are found around areas in a roof which change in elevation, or where windows or dormers protrude. These are common weak point in a roof. Even when they are installed correctly, water will still find a way to seep behind the flashing and gain access to a home. If you have started to notice damp patches on the ceilings of your home, or even see water dripping from them, then you need to call us immediately at (718) 979-7200, we at J. Broni Roofing Inc. are waiting to hear from you if you live in or around the Brooklyn, NY area.