As any McKinney homeowner can tell you, when your roof leaks during heavy rain, it feels like an emergency. One thing’s for sure — you want it fixed quickly! Even a small amount of water where it’s not supposed to be can cause damage.
Shamrock Roofing and Construction always recommends enlisting the help of a professional roofer who can provide a free roof inspection before making repairs. The inspection will help ensure that you understand the full extent of the damage. However, there are times when a quick DIY fix will do the trick. If you find yourself in need of a speedy fix, make sure to follow these tips and tricks for safe (and effective) home roof repair.
Focus on Safety
First and foremost, it’s essential to keep an eye on safety when performing roof repairs. When your roof leaks during heavy rain, it’s natural to want to work as quickly as possible. However, taking shortcuts can have dangerous consequences. Make sure you have the proper clothing and equipment. Shamrock recommends wearing rubber-soled shoes and long pants. A ladder, harness, and safety belt are also recommended anytime you’re getting up on the roof. You might also want to enlist a spotter!
Don’t Ditch the Details
Taking the time to scour every inch of your roof may seem like overkill, but overlooking the fine details is a mistake! It’s important to investigate every shingle and make sure no nail heads are exposed. You should also pay attention to the less prominent aspects of your roof, like vents and flashing. Shamrock Roofing knows that small cracks can turn into big problems in a hurry. Don’t take any shortcuts!
Keep It Consistent
If your storm damage repair project requires a few replacement shingles, you’ll want to make sure you can find new shingles that match. It may be tempting to think you can hodge-podge shingle color, brand, and texture, but this is a major roofing no-no. Finding an exact match is crucial if you want to maintain a consistent look and protect your home’s value.
Recognize When It’s Time to Repair vs. Replace
There are some tried and true ways to know whether your roof can sneak by with a few repairs or whether a total replacement is necessary. If your roof is relatively new and the damage is isolated, repairs may be your best route. However, if the damage is widespread, the shingles are curling and thin, or your roofing lifespan has reached its peak, it may be time to get a free roof inspection and a quote for a roof replacement.
Know When You’ve Met Your Match — and Call Shamrock Roofing!
Sometimes, storm damage repair is just too much to take on by yourself. In this case, having the right team by your side makes all the difference. At Shamrock Roofing and Construction, we offer a free roof inspection, expert advice on your repair or replacement options, and some of the best pricing and customer service in the business. We’d love to be your go-to for all your residential roofing needs. Contact us today!