When most homeowners think about do-it-yourself home repairs and do-it-yourself home improvements, DIY roofing repairs aren’t exactly first on the list. Home roofs are one of those items that you disregard until you have a leak, or damage is caused by inclement weather. It should be stated that, DIY roofing repairs can become rather involved, and it may become necessary at some point to call in roofing professionals to help you with your roof repair. However, there are common repairs that the average homeowner can complete. Before you begin any DIY roof repair, you should consider safety first. Each year there are a significant number of homeowners who are injured while trying to work on their home roofs.
There are a number of different roofing materials used by home builders today. While shingled roofs may still be the most widely used, metal roofing, clay tile roofs, and foam roofing are making an impact as well. Generally speaking roof repairs involve trying to fix a water leak. Tracking down the source of a water leak in your roof can be rather challenging. Often they homeowner fixes a leak in the roof only to have the problem migrate to another section of the roof. This is a good sign that your roof may be in need of replacing rather than repair. In our roofing section, we provide articles and information about different roofing styles and materials, how to install new shingles, how to make roof repairs easy, and offer advice on when it might be better to hire a professional. There are a number of variables and local codes that are involved when roofing a home. Only a roofing professional would likely be familiar with these local codes and building construction minimums.