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Flat roof repair

by MaryBoland on Feb 5, 2019 Home Improvement 139 Views

Flat roofs are completely different from sloped roofs. Water can run down sloped roofs and go down to the drain. But actually that is not the case with flat roofs. The entire flat roof must have a layer of watertight seal so that water cannot come through the cracks of the roof and cause leaks in the house. But like the sloped roofs, flat roofs can get damaged due to time and thus need roof repair. It's a good thing that you can do roof repair on flat roofs, as long as you know how to do that. How will you do that? Here's the solution.

The first thing you should do is to get the items you'll need for the roof repair. Get a mallet, asbestos roofing nails, putty knife, utility knife, brooms and roofing cement. These are all the materials which will be needed to repair your flat roof.

To begin roof repair, go to your roof and locate the place where repair needed. If you found peeled regions or fractures on it, then do the following steps: Get rid of the dust and dirt from the place of the roof using the broom. Roofing cement cannot stick on surfaces with dirt, that's why you need to make sure that the entire place is clean. Now cut a shape on to the area where the crack or peel was found. If there are multiple cracks or peels, make use of the same shapes for equality. Use the cut shape to make a phenomenon on the replacement shingles. The size and shape that you create on the replacement shingle should be perfect. If you made a mistake on the shape, create multiple replacement shingles so that the shingles can be on the same level as the place on it. Make another replacement shingle. This one must be at least 2 inches larger than the other one.

Put the putty knife in the area of the corners. Put roofing cement under the corners. Now, attach the shingle on the pores and nail it down. Concrete the shingle. If you are going to use multiple shingles to equal the area, the other shingles must not be cemented. Just hammer it down with nails. Tack down the larger replacement shingle on the place and put roofing cement on its corners for the seal.

If there are split shingles on your flat roof, then you must do some different method. First, slash the shingle into two parts. Open the slashed part and put roofing cement on it. Use roofing nails to tack down the edges of the shingle. Add a replacement shingle using a similar process as described on the repairing of cracked areas.

Roof repair for your flat roof should now be done properly. You are now protected from water leaks and cracks on roof in the meanwhile. Check your roof regularly to maintain it and prevent anymore cracks.




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