Which Roof Repairs Are Safe to Tackle on Your Own?

| 1/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

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If you've got a leak in your roof or a couple of shingles have come loose, you might be worried that you're looking at an expensive call to your local roofing company to fix the problem. Depending on the severity of the problem, this might not be the case. 

Which roof repairs are safe for you to tackle on your own, and how can you stay safe while you're working above the ground?

Fixing Small Leaks

A small leak — a single droplet now and then winding its way through your ceiling into the rooms below — doesn't always necessitate a call to your local roofing company. 

There are a few variables here that you need to consider. These include the location of the leak, how much water is leaking through your shingles, what's causing it, and whether you caught it early enough to prevent additional water damage.

You may be able to fix it yourself. Look for the usual villains, like missing shingles, vent flashing, holes, and other similar problems.  If you can get into the attic of your home, you can often figure out exactly where the leak is by where the water is pooling. 

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