How to fix a leaky roof

Published On: September 2, 20140 Comments on How to fix a leaky roofTags: Last Updated: February 13, 20241.4 min read

Shingle roofs have expiration date and that is inevitable. Roofs take all the heat, cold, rain and snow and it is normal that at some point, after 15 to 20 years, they start to leak. First leaks are usually on joints with the wall, chimney or some drain pipe and they usually aren’t expensive to repair and you will need to replace only few square feets around the leak.

tools and materials for fixing a leaky roof

If your roof is  older than 30 years than it is better to replace the whole roof, with the help of Tornado Roofing & Contracting, because the shingles are warn out and the underlayment and flashings aren’t for usage anymore. To be sure that your home doesn’t have any leaks in next 15 to 20 years you need to be thorough and remove all elements of old or damaged roof. Whether you fixing a small leak or replacing a whole roof always replace underlayment under the shingles.
Be advised to use safety helmet and a safety rope every time when you are working on the roof.

In this great video, How to fix a leaky roof, you will see that replacing a shingle roof isn’t a job that you can not do yourself. You just need some tools and detailed instructions and you can that job even better than a contractor. In Stamford there are companies that are experts in roof repair Stamford.

Required tools and materials: 1. Shingle Starter; 2. Shingle Starter Strip; 3. Construction Staples; 4. Construction Stapler; 5. Shingle Remover or Shovel (like in the video); 6. Flashing; 7. Roofing nails; 8. Rip Claw Hammer and 9. Shingles (that depends on what kind of shingles you have or want).

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