Fixing Your Roof: A Guide to Fixing a Hole
If you have a hole in your roof, it is important that you take care of it right away. When you ignore the problem, water damage can occur and lead to bigger problems down the line. Fortunately, fixing a hole in your roof doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive; there are many quick and easy fixes available for purchase at any hardware store. Edison Roofing Experts are there for you if you don’t want to do it yourself! However, we also give you some tips for DIY:
First, you’ll need to remove anything blocking or collecting water in the area of the hole.
Next, you can use a sheet-metal screw and some putty to seal up small holes that are less than one square foot. With larger holes, it’s best to replace the entire piece of roofing material with something new.
If you’re not sure what caused your hole, be careful about how you handle this situation; otherwise, another leak may form elsewhere on your home! If there is any standing water around where it might have come from (near gutters or downspouts), make certain all gutters and downspouts are working properly before patching over the spot on your roof. Otherwise as long as everything looks dry at first glance, you can simply patch over the hole with new roofing material.
If you need to replace a section of your roof, be sure that it is properly ventilated and not too steep!
You should also avoid putting any heavy objects on top of the repaired area for at least 48 hours after repair because this could cause problems with water seeping in from underneath when everything dries out. You’ll want to make certain there is no standing water near where the damage occurred within 24 hours as well or else mold will form quickly.
The last thing left to do is clean up all around the damaged area so if possible remove anything collecting rainwater such as shrubs and bushes before repairing your leaky roof!