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PostHeaderIcon Flat Roof Choices: Repair or Replace

Flat Roof Choices: Repair or Replace

Flat roof patches are temporary fixes. You should plan to replace them with a permanent repair as soon as it is practical, unless you’ll be reconstruction in the next year or so.

Existing part head of gravel (in a built-up Roofing System) and scrape any remaining in the area you are patching. For double-roll roofing-roof without gravel, only brush and/or blow away dirt, dust and solids.
• Plastic roof cement Trowel over the damaged area and about 6 inches (15 cm) around it using a spatula or trowel (See A).
• Immediately incorporates a layer of fiberglass cloth in concrete, pressing it lightly with a large spatula or trowel.
• Apply a second layer of cement over the fabric (see B).
• Allow the patch to dry and preferably stand the test of another thunderstorm before covering it with gravel.
Repair in the rain
• In case of sudden damage–caused by, say, a fallen tree branch or a storm blowing loose an anchored object to the roof. –make a immediate repair, even in the rain, to restrict the internal damage. Use a cement roof formulated for use on a wet roof.
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PostHeaderIcon Installing Your Roof in Cold or Hot Temperatures

Roof plays a major role in the existence of a building. One mistake in installing it can lead to another problems. Thus, the process of installing roof for the first time is an essential one. Besides hiring a good builder, you have to do the roofing at the right time. Because temperatures and humidity will also affect the placement of the tiles.

What if I install roof in cold temperatures?

Depends on your type of roof, many things could happen when you install it in cold temperatures. Asphalt shingles, for instance, can become brittle if exposed to cold weather. Fiberglass can get so cold until they crack. You definitely don’t want these things happen to you, right?

If you really have to install the roof, you can keep the shingles in a warm room. Get them out only when you are ready. Compile your shingles onto a cart so that you can install it quickly before they crack. You can also add extra layer of adhesive to the underside, to ensure it will adhere properly, even in the cold temperature. When you finally arrange it, make sure that they are installed firmly.roof1

What if I install roof in hot conditions?

During summer, your shingles can be more malleable, make it harder to handle. The adhesive on the backside of the shingles can be dried out and not adhering. Let alone the wind or the rain, it can intensify the difficulty of installing roof in hot conditions.

So,installing your roof in the ideal temperature will help you a lot in the process.