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´╗┐Weather Proofing Your Roof

As the seasons change the weather conditions bring new threats to the integrity of your roof. The heat in the summertime can cause cracks and fractures in the shingles or roof lining, leaving your home vulnerable to leaks at the next rainfall. The rainy season brings the potential for base materials to get waterlogged and begin to rot. The winter months bring snow and ice, causing loose shingles to flake off with the snow or roofs to give way under the enormous pressure of the storm.

In any season, your roof is at risk of being damaged by the weather elements. To prevent expensive repairs and costly roof replacements, there are a few steps you can take to ensure your roof is prepared for Mother Nature. Following a few simple steps to maintain your roof can save you hundreds to thousands of dollars in roof repair down the road.

Shingles

Take a look at your roof and make sure you don’t have any missing or damaged shingles. Even if the shingle is still attached to the ceiling, it doesn’t mean it is adequately protecting your roof from weather damage. Shingles should be glued down to the materials, or new shingles, below it. You can purchase roof cement at a local hardware store that can be used to repair loose shingles. If you are missing shingle or have a shingle that is severely damaged, replace it right away.  Many home repair retail stores have roof shingles you can purchase to replace a missing or damaged shingle. However, they may not have the exact color that matches your roof, but you should be able to find a color close enough to match. It is a good idea to get a few extra shingles from a Roofing Brisbane Specialists if you have your … Read the rest