There are many possible mistakes you can make when repairing your roof, and improperly fixing or replacing your roof shingles is one of them. While this task doesn’t seem too difficult, it can be tricky enough, especially when you choose to repair a shingle that has to be replaced entirely, or when the actual problem is much deeper than you can see and needs attention from a San Antonio Roofing expert.
Asphalt shingles, as well as nearly every type of shingle, can be repaired quite easily when the damage isn’t too severe. By applying the right amount of quality asphalt roofing cement over the crack, you can repair a cracked shingle in no time. However, if you have the right type of shingle for a replacement, then fixing the roof shingle is actually a mistake. A repaired shingle can lead to further damage, while a replacement one will act like a brand new roofing component, and protect your roof more efficiently.
A few mistakes to avoid when repairing roofing shingles should also include smearing the cement on exposed parts of the roofing and using too much roofing cement for a simple shingle replacement job.\
When replacing your shingle, it’s also important to decide whether or not a more careful assessment might be needed. Sometimes the damage has already reached the underlayment or the roof deck, in which case your best course of action is to contact your reliable local roofers and ask them for support.