3 Tips To Protect Your Damaged Roof From More Leaks And Water Damage When Storms Keep Coming

Posted on: 19 August 2016

Weather patterns can sometimes be unpredictable, which can include storms that damage the roof of your home. When your roof has been damaged, you may want to have it quickly repaired.  When the weather does not provide a break in the rain, it can be difficult to get repairs done and your home may be exposed to leaks and further problems like water damage. Here are some tips to help you deal with roof damage when the rain just keeps on coming:

1. Replacing The Occasional Missing Shingle To Prevent Leaks

When a shingle has been blown off your roof in a storm, you may see that there is still roofing, but your roof is exposed. Beneath the shingle, there are cracks, nails and other areas where water can and will easily get in beneath your roofing. To stop these problems, you may want to replace any missing shingles yourself if they are just a few. You can use any shingles you have for repairs, which can be the cheapest shingles from a home improvement store. Replace the shingles and contact a roofing contractor to schedule further repairs and inspection of your roof for other hidden problems caused by the storm.

2. Applying Roofing Cement To Repair Damaged Shingles And Stop Simple Leaks

Roofing cement is another roofing repair product that can be handy to have in your garage for maintenance. Sometimes, the storm damage problems may be a simple torn shingle, which you can seal back together using a wide bead of roofing cement. In addition, you can use the roofing cement to repair things like nail holes, damage in flashed areas, or other small leaks that may lead to problems when there is excessive rain in your area.

3. Installing A Tarp To Prevent Leaks From Major Roof Damage Problems

When storms come through, the damage can often be small and need repairs, but heavy rains and wind can cause extensive damage to your roof. This can be obvious when there are areas of shingles completely missing. Sometimes, you may not notice how bad the damage is until you actually look at your roof. With extensive damage, you will want to install a tarp to keep the water out, which should also be secured to your roof to prevent the water getting in and the tarp from blowing off.

These are some tips to help you deal with roof leaks when the rain seems to never stop. If your roof has damage that needs repair, contact a roofing contractor to talk about emergency repairs when there is finally a break in the rain.