Composition Roof Repair
There are many factors that can affect the life of your composition roof.
Accent Roofing is the expert you need for all of your roofing repairs. Composition roofing is one of the most popular and affordable types of roofing available. The life of a composition roof can depend on the type of composition shingles chosen. Most composition roofing has a life of twenty years or more. The life of composition roofing can be increased through regular maintenance and repairs when necessary.
There are many factors that can affect the life of your composition roof. Rain can seep into cracks and leak onto wood below. It is important to check the attic periodically for wet spots. Also check the roof for loose nails and other weaknesses that would allow rain to find a way in. Ice can also increase wear and tear on a composition roof. In cold weather, shingles expand and contract causing them to become loose. Checking shingles before and after cold weather can ensure that shingles remain in place properly. Composition roof repair can seem overwhelming. There are some ways to preserve your roofing. Keeping your attic cool can help prevent heat from building under the shingles. Heat under the shingles can cause them to dry out and become easily damaged.
Roofing inspections can be difficult and dangerous. A professional roofing company like Accent Roofing of Amarillo has the proper experience to safely and quickly assess your composition roof to determine needed repairs. First, an Accent Roofing inspector will gently lift the shingles. Shingles that break rather than flex may need replacing soon. Gray and bloated shingles also indicate a potential replacement. Next, the inspector will look for damaged shingles that can be replaced or repaired safely.
If a composition roof repair is possible, shingles may be replaced or repaired. Accent Roofing can do both. They will first match the shingles currently on your roof. The next step will require the shingles to be carefully lifted. The self-sealing strip that holds the shingles in place will also need to be broken. Nails from the bad shingle will then be removed. A new shingle will be fitted into place and slipped under the top layer. The new shingle will be nailed down. The nail heads will then be coated with roofing cement and pressed into place.
Shingles may also be repaired. Accent Roofing will apply a layer of roofing cement to the back of the damaged shingle and press it back into place. This type of composition roof repair is often not the most attractive, but it works to extend the life of the roof. In some spots, such as damaged ridge and hip shingles, the second shingles will need to be placed on top of the damaged area. The new shingles will be coated with roof cement, placed over the old, and secured with roofing nails. To finish, the nail heads should be coated with roofing cement.
Repairing composition roofing can be a lengthy process. Special tools and supplies are needed. The professionals at Accent Roofing of Amarillo already have the necessary tools to complete your repair job in a timely manner. They are dedicated to keeping your roof in top condition and protecting your home from the unpredictable West Texas weather.