Replacing an entire roofing system can be an expensive undertaking. The costs include labor as well as materials. On average most roofs will last for well over twenty years, and if this time frame is soon lapsing, there are methods which can be used to postpone fixing leaky or drafty roofs in your Denver home.
Many professional roofers will offer quick fix services that homeowners can also do on their own. Eventually though, they will recommend that the roofing be changed as soon as possible – if the life span has expired.
Here are a few examples of quick solutions for common issues in Denver roofing:
Leaks on shingles – one quick solution is to mix together cement and then apply. This is a temporary solution but nevertheless one that will hold up for a few months if there’s no extensive damage all around the roofing area.
Missing Shingles – can be replaced with original models, or with metal overlays that can be purchased at home improvement stores. If one of the shingles go missing due to excess wind, it’s important to find a temporary fix as soon as possible. Leaving the roofing exposed can create a host of other issues including the growth of mold and mildew under other tiles. If you are unaware of which metal overlay to purchase, you can always ask a customer service representative for help in your local home improvement store, such as Lowe’s or Home Depot for instance. Each staff member is equipped with in-depth knowledge about their target product.
Chimney Leaks And Peels – does it seem as if no matter how much you seal the area around the chimney, the pain seems to peel off? This situation can leave you scratching your head about which roofing repair is necessary and how much it’s going to cost. The good news is that in most cases the solution is as simple as installing a rain cap, which protects extra moisture from seeping under the paint. Inside the chimney, foam insulation can be used to get rid of the drafty feel inside your home as well as save on energy bills.
Roofing Blow- offs – does it seem as though each time your roof catches wind of the wind it’s going have a breakdown?
This could be the result of the tiles and shingles being improperly applied. For one, a secure adhesive will need to be utilized in order to prevent any further incidences of gaps and billows blowing into the home. The problem could have been created if the roofing materials were set in incorrect temperatures such as those below twenty six degrees. When applying any adhesive roofing material, roofers are required to apply these when the temps aren’t below forty degrees Fahrenheit.
One of the best ways to learn about other quick solutions for your emergency roofing situations is to visit do it yourself or self-help sites online. These offer educational articles as well as forums for homeowners to discuss their issues together as well as share effective solutions.