Roof maintenance is an important part of keeping house on Oahu. To keep dry, especially during storm season, you’ve got to be prepared with the right tools and materials. To give you a better idea of what you’ll need for roof maintenance and emergency roof repair, Tory’s Roofing & Waterproofing in Pearl City has put together this simple guide.
Your number one concern when it comes to maintaining your roof should be to keep it free of debris. To get this done efficiently, you may want to invest in a leaf blower with gutter-cleaning attachments, which will free up blockages. Alternatively, you can use a shop vac with gutter attachments, but it’s not as easy as a blower. For a deep clean, use a garden hose or a pressure washer—but use it sparingly. You don’t want to get water underneath your shingles by spraying from the wrong direction. Last but not least, if you’re ladder-savvy, you can always invest in a good pair of gloves and clear your roof and gutters by hand.
Emergency Roof Repair
What will you do when the next tropical storm causes ceiling leaks? If you want to do more than set up a drip bucket, you’re going to need several tools. First, you’ll need a flashlight so you can identify the source of the roof leak, which will be hard to find, even during the day. You’ll also need chalk to mark the source of the leak. To make an emergency patch assembly, you’ll need polyethylene sheeting, a knife, four two-by-fours, and a staple gun. You can also use a piece of galvanized sheet metal as a temporary shingle replacement.
DIY roof maintenance can be dangerous, so if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing, it’s best left to the professionals. For expert roof repair and other services, give Tory’s Roofing & Waterproofing in Pearl City a call at (808) 456-5990, or visit their website for more information.