We understand how you feel: the quarantine period is making your worry about your roof’s situation because you can’t find reputable roofers in South Windsor CT to help you. You’ve missed your roofing maintenance schedule because of the quarantine overlap. Recently, you’ve been reading DIY roofing repair articles after you’ve found your roof to lose some shingles or have some internal leaks.
The most unfortunate thing is your insurance policy. Insurers have put their operations on hold and cannot proceed with claim procedures involving physical outbound presence. In turn, you can’t have any roofer to inspect the overall situation of your roof. Delaying this further can cause the roof’s damages to become more elaborate, which will endanger its residents and yourself.
At this point, you might feel that voiding the warranty through DIY roofing is the only way to fix your roof’s problem. However, we remain against DIY professional roofing.
It requires experience to remain to stand and walk on your roof. Furthermore, roofers refrain from stepping on your roof to avoid damaging your materials. We bring scaffolding to projects to ensure the complete safety of your property.
Furthermore, doing DIY roofing will void your warranty and ongoing insurance coverage. Only professional installations, repairs, and replacements will give merit to your warranty or insurance claims.
You can perform emergency roof repairs by using specialized roof tarp. Once the quarantine restrictions ease, you can count on us at Slavin Home Improvements to restore your property to its full functionality.
Grizzly Tarps has an excellent article on installing tarp on leaking roofs efficiently. Read more about it below.
How to Tarp a Roof: Step by Step
Clean the debris
First things first – make sure to remove all debris from your roof. This helps you easily find the leak source. Look out for broken panels, torn or missing shingles, out of place tiles, and dented vents.
Measure the area to be covered with a tarp
The size of the tarp you are using will depend on the measurements of the area to be repaired. There are all kinds of sizes available to suit your needs like 12×16 feet silver tarps or a larger sized 20×30 feet durable tarps. Partially unroll the tarp to cover the damaged section. Allow at least 4 feet overhang past the peak and let the rest hang off the eave.
Create an anchor board
Using cap nails, attach the peak end of the tarp to a 2 x 4. Remember to place the 2 x 4 against the roof so it won’t collect water or debris. The board should be at least 2 feet longer than the width of the tarp. Next, wrap the silver or the blue tarps around the board. Secure the board to the roof with a screw to serve as the anchor. To prevent tearing, you can attach another 2 x 4 on top of your anchor board.
Sandwich the tarp
Attach 2 x 4 boards to both edges of the tarp, just on the peak side perpendicular to the anchor board. This will hold the tarp tight to the roof and keep the water out. (Continued)