Roof damage is a headache and will eventually lead to problems such as leaks and structural damage. If you want to make sure your business is in good shape, you probably want to do simple repairs yourself; even if they are to just get by until a roofing service can get the major repairs done. Here are some of the simple roofing repairs that you will be able to do on your own:
1. Doing Small Patches with Roofing Cement to Stop Small Leaks
Small patches on the roof are a solution that will save you from many of the small leaks that can develop on the roof of your business. If you have an asphalt roof, a bucket of asphalt tar cement will be good for doing these easy repairs. If you have a modern membrane roof, you will want to have a pot of adhesive and patches to do these repairs. There are also special membrane patch kits, which can be a good addition to your maintenance closet for these types of repairs.
2. Repairs and Taking Care of Minor Wind Damage From Storms
Storms are the cause of wind damage, which can cause roofing to be damaged or things like flashing to be missing. If you have a membrane roofing system, you can repair around mechanical systems with a strip of extra roofing membrane and adhesive. Where wind has caused a section of membrane to come up or unglue, use the adhesive to seal the roofing back down and patch any tears that this may have caused.
3. Installing A Tarp on Your Roof to Wait for A Professional Roofer to Do the Repairs
When the damage to your roof is too severe, small repairs will not be enough to keep the water out of your business. You will want to install tarps on the damaged sections of roof. Cover any areas where there is exposed structural damage or where the roofing is severely damaged. If the damage causes you to need a complete roof replacement, you can use an adhesive to glue a plastic tarp down to protect your business from leaks while you wait on repairs to be done.
These are some of the roofing repairs that can be done on your own. If you need help with repairs to your roof, contact a commercial roofing contractor to get help with getting your roof repaired.