Wood Roof Repair

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Wood Roof Repair

It is important to regularly assess your wood roof for damage and repair suspected damage promptly.

When the time comes to repair your wood roof, Accent Roofing of Amarillo has the expertise needed to do the job. Typically wooden shingles last between fifteen and forty years based on exposure and roof slope. Areas where water is allowed to collect are more prone to wear and damage. 

It is important to regularly assess your wood roof for damage and repair suspected damage promptly. Signs of damage include curled, broken, or split shingles. Water or signs of water in your attic can be an indication that shingles have been eroded or lifted by wind and rain. Repairs on wood roofing are appropriate when the damage is limited to small areas and a few shingles. 

Wood roof repairs can be as simple as nailing down loose or lifted shingles and sealing the nailheads with roofing cement. Split shingles require the gap between the two pieces to be closed, nailed down, and the crack sealed with roofing cement. In most cases, shingles that are cracked, warped, missing, or broken should be replaced. 

Replacing a shingle first involves the careful removal of the damaged shingle. Then the shingle nails will need to be removed, taking continued care not to damage the roofing paper or sheathing under the shingles. The replacement shingle should be slightly narrower than the removed shingle in order to allow proper expansion with moisture changes. The new shingle will be tapped into place until it is lined up with the others. Roofing nails will then be used to secure the new shingle in place. 

Accent Roofing of Amarillo is dedicated to repairing your roof and prolonging the life of your wooden roofing system. In some cases, repairs can include moss removal. Keep in mind that one of the attractions of wood roofing is the way it naturally ages. Roofing will need to be regularly inspected to ensure aging is appropriate and other types of damage are not occurring.

A well-kept roof not only adds to the beauty of your home, but also keeps your family safe in all types of weather. A wood roof has the potential to work well at protecting your home for many years. Regular maintenance is essential to keeping your roof healthy for many years.  Prompt repairs can save you money while extending the life of your roof. Accent Roofing of Amarillo has professional staff to help you navigate the ins and outs of repairing your wood roof. In fact, Accent Roofing is dedicated to keeping your family safe while ensuring complete customer satisfaction.