3 Roofing Maintenance Tips To Keep Water Out While Waiting On Replacement

Eventually, roofing materials wear out and need to be replaced, but roofing replacements can be costly. Sometimes, there may be reasons for waiting to have the roof on your home replaced even though it really needs it. While you are waiting for your roof replacement, repairs are going to need to be done to keep the water out. Here are some tips to help keep the water out while waiting for a roof replacement:

1. Using Roofing Cement To Repair Damage Shingles And Leaks

One of the easiest solutions to repair roofing that is going to be replaced is to just use roofing cement. Roofing cement is an asphalt-based sealant that can be used to cover small holes and patch torn roofing materials. If you have an older roof, it is a good idea to have a can of roofing cement to do repairs to your materials that have been damaged. This is just a temporary repair that you will want to do until repairs can be done or your roof is replaced. You will occasionally want to check patches that you have done with cement to ensure it is holding up and not leaking.

2. Replacing Damaged Or Missing Shingles That Cannot Be Patched With Cement

Replacing damaged or missing shingles is something that may need to be done when roofing cement is not enough to stop leaks. This is something that often happens when your roof has wind damage or worn shingle tabs have broken off. You will just need to remove the old shingle or what is left of it and slide a new one in its place. When there is severe roof wear, be careful while replacing shingles to not cause damage to adjacent roofing.

3. Properly Installing Roofing Tarps To Prevent Leaks While Waiting On Replacement

While you are waiting on a roof replacement, there may be too many leaks or damage that cannot be repaired or patched. To prevent water damage while you are waiting on a replacement, you will want to install a tarp to ensure water does not get in. When installing a tarp, you will want to make sure that all the edges are well-secured to prevent wind from blowing the tarp up and water from getting beneath and causing leaks.

These are some roof repair tips that will help you while waiting on a roof replacement. When your roof has reached the end of its life, contact a roofing contractor for help with repairs, replacement, and commercial roof inspections as needed.