DIY Roof Repair Tips For Homeowners

If you think your roof needs repairs, you can do the maintenance yourself to save a lot of time and money. Although you can’t do the job like a professional, small projects are not that difficult to do. Read on to know about some DIY roof repairs tips that you can follow to get the job done.

Shingle Replacement

If your roof has a couple of damaged or missing shingles, you can replace those shingles. All you need to do is look for the pieces that match the broken ones. The color and design should be the same. Shingles of different color or design may have a bad impact on the appeal of your house.

Partial Reroofing

For partial reroofing, you need to remove all the shingles from a specific area and put new ones in the place. In other words, you need to replace all the shingles on the whole area, which will cover the patches if you don’t have an exact match for the damaged parts.

Total Reroofing

If a large area of your roof is damaged, you might want to reroof the entire rooftop. For this, you may need to strip off the damaged shingles and install new ones in the place. Why would you do that? One benefit is that the new shingles are stronger and more reliable than the old ones.


At times, you need to repair the flashing, not the shingles. In addition, whenever you work on a reroofing project, make sure you replace the flashing as well. You can find the flashing around the skylights, chimneys and other parts. If your roof leaks, the problem may be the loose, missing or damaged flashing.

Tips to Perform small DIY Roof Repairs

If you have a large reroofing project, make sure you hire the services of a professional to get the job done perfectly. You can get quotes by giving them a call. However, you can do small repair projects yourself by following the tips given below.

  • Use rubber shoes for better traction on the rooftop
  • Replace the damaged shingles
  • Use some roofing adhesive or chalk to flatten out some of the curling shingles
  • Use a heat gun to soften the brittle shingles to avoid breakage
  • Use 6d galvanized nails to fasten the top of the shingles, and cover the nail tops with quality roof cement. For holding the shingles in place, make sure you spread some of it under the shingles.
  • Use roof cement to seal the joints
  • Use extra roof cement to fill the cracks in the seams with a putty knife

The Takeaway

Long story short, you might want to fix the problems with your rooftop as soon as you notice them. For this, you can either follow a DIY route or hire the service of a good professional in your area. If your roof looks almost entirely damaged, it’s time to opt for a new roof. You can follow the tips given in this article to do the job.

There are probably a great number of reasons for dressing in comfortable clothing but here are five reasons to consider if you want to give up the uptight lifestyle.It is hard, really hard to be creative or in a creative mood when you're uncomfortable. It's hard to let those creative juices flow when your worried about how you look. So here are 5 arguments for letting go and dressing in comfortable clothing.

The first stage of the creative process is dressing in clothing that make you feel great. Am I saying that you can not be creative in uncomfortable clothing? No, but I am saying that wearing comfortable clothing gives you a heads up and an advantage that is hard to beat and who among us can not use every advantage we can get ..

1. You'll Get More Work Done - When you have a big project to get done, what do you usually do? If you are anything like me you will get a cup of what ever you drink, for me it's white tea, put on some good music and get into your "funkies", you know what I mean that good and comfortable you feel like a million when you wear them. Let your body be you. Once you have all those encumbrances out of the way you can begin your project whole heartily. Now you are relaxed and ready to go. Setting yourself up to work (win) like this increases your productivity every time.

2. You Do Better Work When You Are Comfortable - Allowed your body to relax and be comfortable taking all the distractions away so you can accomplish a lot more and better quality work will result. You're not distracted by a stiff collar or a belt that is keeping in what wants so bad to get out. All those distraction are gone, you can concentrate on the task at hand knowing that your body is ready to get on with the task.

3. Not watching For The Clock - I know that when I'm uncomfortable I can not wait to get home and to get into something comfortable so I'm constantly watching the clock, ready to get out of there at the slightest excuse and ready, willing and able to get into my "funkies". A sure sign of not being productive is watching the time (can not wait to get out of there and into something comfortable).

4. Your Work Becomes Enjoyable - Providing you are doing a job you like, you'll enjoy working when you wear clothing that is soft and comfortable like the Pajama Jeans. Work is no different than relaxing at home if you wear clothes at home that cause you to feel uncomfortable you're going to feel uncomfortable just "chillin", except that being uncomfortable you will not be able to "chill". When you wear clothing that you enjoy wearing, look good in, your countenance just shout's "look at me, I'm worth knowing".

5. Life saving professionals already wear comfortable clothing for a reason - That reason is that they can not be worried or concerned about how they look or feel. They have to be ready to do what's necessary when called upon. When you wear uncomfortable, binding and mind altering clothes you are not allowed that freedom. To do their best they have to be ready. I know you're probably going to tell me that you can not wear scrubs on you job but, do you really have to wear uptight clothing to work?

There is a trend happening across America where more and more people are opting to wear sensible clothing like the Pajama Jean to work. More and more companies are seeing the benefit of allowing relaxed clothing rules for the work place. When you feel good, you will do your best work and best of all you'll enjoy what you do.

These 5 points are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to benefits of wearing comfortable soft clothing to work. Exercise your imagination and I'm sure you can come up with a lot more ideas like these for wearing great feeling, comfortable and mind encouraging clothes to work. Is not it time you joined the revolution towards great feeling comfortable clothing that is spreading across this country.