While we do not recommend this and would prefer you call us – here is some helpful information about roof repair. So, if you have an asphalt shingle roof that needs repairing, do some research to administer a PROPER fix—or seek the guidance of a qualified NJ roofing contractor so you don’t make common shingle roofing mistakes.
3 Common Shingle Roofing Repair Mistakes
Homeowners often make errors, unknowingly, when they make routine repairs to their roof. Recognizing the problems and correcting them can keep your roof in top-shape condition—and safe from the spring elements.
Mistake #1 – Inadequate fastening – fastening a roof
Nails and fasteners that keep the roof deck together and the shingle roofing adhered to the deck can be a sign of sub-par installation, and can pierce the shingles. Remove the loose or mislaid nails and replace with new. Use up to six nails per shingle, laid right under the seal-down strip of the shingle. Replace cracked or chipped shingles at this time.
Mistake #2 – Shingle roof selection problems
Choosing asphalt shingle roofing that has a continuous seal-down strip can contribute to leaks. Select a shingle product that has breaks in the adhesive between each strip; this prohibits water from seeping under the shingle. When repairing roofs with valleys, make sure to add flashing at the angle to prevent water damage.
Mistake #3 – Roof Flashing problems
Metal flashing is used to stop water from seeping in around chimneys, valleys, windows and skylights. The misplacement of flashing can create leaks. Chimney flashing must be set into mortar to serve its purpose; repairing with caulk is a common mistake. Misalignment of step flashing is also common. Flashing pieces should overlap approximately 2 inches and be fastened with just one nail in the upper corner.
Want Peace of Mind? Hire Roofing Professional.
Universal Roofing and Contracting Inc
110 Villinger Ave
Cinnaminson New Jersey 08077