Temporarily Repair Your Asphalt Shingles

Worker hands installing bitumen roof shinglesWhile it is best to call a professional when you have issues with your roof, but sometimes you need temporary solutions until you can find a qualified roofing contractor. If you have an asphalt roof, these tips will help you temporarily repair three types of shingle damage.

Curling Shingles

Whether it is due to age, environmental factors, or improper installation, asphalt shingles may begin to curl. You can temporarily repair the shingle with roof sealant and a caulking tube. Using a caulking gun, apply roofing sealant to the shingle and hold it down with a brick for 24 hours. Don’t do this in cold weather, as the shingle will be more brittle and is likely to break or pop back up.

Cracked or Bent Shingles

Inclement weather, age, and wear can cause a shingle to become bent or cracked. If only a few shingles are broken, you can temporarily repair them with bituminous roof sealant. Place the sealant under the crack, press the shingle down, and apply more bituminous sealant on top of the break. If you have a lot of damaged shingles, it is best to call a contractor.

Missing Shingles

If you have matching shingles left over from your last roofing job, you can use them to replace missing shingles. Be careful though, if your roof is under warranty you may nullify it with a DIY job.

Remember, these solutions are only temporary. If there is damage to your roofing near Waldorf, MD, call the professionals at Ace Home Improvement. Our expert roofers will make your roof as good as new.