Roof leaks should be fixed as soon as possible. But it might take a while for your contractor to arrive and fix them. In the meantime, we suggest temporarily repairing the damaged shingles.
The usual culprits behind curling or cupping shingles are old age and installation errors. If your roof wasn’t properly installed, water might have infiltrated your roof’s underlayers through gaps in the shingles. Exposure to the sun causes the trapped moisture to evaporate and the shingles to curl. Inadequate ventilation can compound the problem.
You need to close these gaps to prevent more water from infiltrating your roof. Apply bituminous roof sealant to the cupping shingle, and press it down. After, place a brick or another heavy object on top of the shingle, and leave it there for at least 24 hours to make sure the sealant sticks to the decking.
Ideally, this quick fix should be done in warm weather. Otherwise, you run the risk of breaking cold, brittle shingles when you push them down. You can also use this quick fix for cracked or bent shingles.
Gale-force winds can dislodge a few shingles. If you have spare shingles from your previous installation, you can install them yourself. But make sure to check your warranty first. Making unauthorized repairs can void your warranty.
Leave It to the Professionals
Take note that these are just temporary fixes – you’ll need residential roofing replacement if the damage is too extensive. We don’t recommend doing a DIY roof replacement since it’s highly technical. Besides, before contractors can start installing a new roof, they’ll need to check the underlayers for any serious issues.
Here’s another thing you should remember: make sure to do your research before hiring a contractor. Ideally, your contractor should be certified or accredited.
Looking for certified contractors in your area? AnyWeather Roofing offers a wide range of roofing services, including repairs for siding, gutters and other parts of your exterior. For inquiries, you can call us at any of these numbers: (859) 286-6400, (513) 906-6009 or (937) 956-0200. Or, you can fill out this form.