The famous talk show host Ellen DeGeneres once cracked, “Procrastinate now – don’t put it off!” That humorous advice is probably fine for most situations – but not when it comes to the roof over your head. You should never procrastinate when it comes to replacing or repairing cracked shingles. If you do, you’ll be setting yourself up for a much bigger repair job.
You can repair a cracked shingle yourself – if you’re brave enough to go up on your roof. In the case of one or two shingles, you might even get off easily and be able to use an adhesive to repair them.
But the do-it-yourselfer is risking more than life and limb. If the split shingle is also brittle or curled, or even crumbling, that’s a sign that you may need to completely reshingle your roof. You’re going to be far ahead if you call an expert roofing company for a no-obligation assessment – especially if you do it today.
Shingle Repair – Don’t Put It Off!
It is important to act quickly when it comes to
cracked shingles. If you procrastinate, you run the risk of allowing further
damage to the roofing to occur. It is essential to stop moisture penetration of
the under layers of your roof. Otherwise, you are risking structural damage,
mould and may end up with a much more expensive repair job. Time is of the
Can Do It Yourself – But...
Depending on how athletic (or brave) you are, and the
kind of roof you have, you may be able to fix the cracked shingle yourself. But
you may struggle up to your roof, only to find that the job is bigger than you
suspect. Depending on what has caused the damage to your shingles, you may need
to do widespread repairs – and that is no job for an amateur.
a Full Service Roof Repair Company Can Help
An expert roof repair company can assess the overall
state of your shingles and give you an estimate on a complete replacement job,
if that is what is needed. If, indeed, you are lucky, and the split shingle is
a one-off, they can make the repair a lot more safely than you can. Many
roofing companies have emergency services and can be on your roof quickly – saving
your home from the more serious kind of damage that even one cracked shingle