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HOW MUCH WILL A NEW ROOF COST?

There are several factors in determining the cost of a new roof, such as location, size, and style. This is why we offer our clients free estimates as well as free property and storm damage inspections. Prrotect Roofing will also walk you through the insurance maze to restore your property to its pristine condition.

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DO YOU WORK WITH NEW BUILDS?

Yes! We’re happy to be a part of your new build and to help start your project off on the right foot!

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DO YOU WORK WITH PROPERTY MANAGERS?

Yes! From routine maintenance to full exterior replacement, our team is here to ensure that your investment, and your residents, are prrotected.

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CAN YOU HELP WITH HOME INSPECTIONS?

We are proud to work with homeowners and real estate agents whenever a building inspection is needed. Our team will identify problem areas and provide a complete report of our findings upon completion.

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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO COMPLETE A ROOFING PROJECT?

The best time to build a roof is when you need one! While current weather is a factor in outdoor jobs, there is never a bad time to build, repair, or replace a roof. Our first step is to identify any existing problems to determine when the repair should be completed. The materials involved will also factor into the project’s timeline (e.g., asphalt shingles require +40°F whereas a flat roof can be installed or repaired at any temperature). Our team is prepared to work as needed to resolve your issue. Whether it’s to fix ice-damming in the winter or repairing a leak before the next summer storm, Prrotect Roofing is ready for the job.

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DO YOU DO MORE THAN STORM REPAIR?

Yes! Whether your roof needs routine maintenance or you’re wanting to upgrade your siding with a new look, Prrotect Roofing can help! We’ll take on repairs, replacements, upgrades, new builds, and more! Our team is proud to take on the work that keeps your home prrotected.

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Easy Roof Fix: Temporarily Fixing Your Roof

November 02, 20223 min read

Easy Roof Fix: Temporarily Fixing Your Roof

The first thing you should consider doing before deciding whether or not you need to replace your roof is to do an easy roof fix by patching the damaged area of your roof. 


This easy roof fix will help prevent further water damage until you are ready to install a new roof and it also shows other contractors that your roof isn’t completely non-functional, so they won’t overcharge you for replacing the entire roof when all you really need is to fix the one area that has been damaged.

Here’s how to temporarily fix your roof using simple techniques that won’t take you long at all to complete.

How To Install Your Own Temporary Shingles


If you need a cheap roof fix, a good way to go is using real estate shingles. You can buy shingle bundles online or at your local hardware store. They come in different colors and sizes, so you'll be able to find one that fits your needs. 


If you have an asphalt roof, it's best if you get the kind that's made for roofs with limited exposure. These are usually black and are made out of coal tar.


For other types of roofs, any type will do. Make sure to remove any nails from the old shingles before installing new ones because they might cause damage to both the old and new surfaces while they're being nailed down. 


Measure the area where you want them installed and cut them accordingly. Secure them by starting on one side of your house and laying them down overlapping each other as you work your way across until all areas are covered. 


Then nail them into place. 

How Do I Prevent Leaks?


When you're done, fill any open gaps between the roof and the shingles with wood strips or sheets of metal to seal everything up tight.


Add some more weatherproof sealant around joints and seams just to make sure there's no moisture leakage.  Fill any open gaps between the roof and the shingles with wood strips or sheets of metal to seal everything up tight. 


Nail down a few pieces at a time so that you don't accidentally hit a hidden leak point.


And What About My Floors?


If you have a leak in your roof, your floors might also be getting wet.


If this is the case, you'll want to fix the leak as soon as possible to protect your floors from further damage. However, if you only notice a small leak, it's possible that covering the floor with an old sheet and putting some buckets on the ground should do the trick. 


The first bucket collects water coming through the ceiling; the second collects runoff water coming in from under doors or windows; and finally, a third bucket collects any residual water seeping through cracks.


It can take up to 72 hours for this temporary fix to catch all of the leaking water!

Will This Fix Last Long?


This fix should last for a while, but is temporary


The materials are cheap and easy to find, and the process is simple. If a storm or heavy rainfall comes your way, this may not be the best option for you. 


Even if it does hold up in the rain, moisture from the roof can still seep into your ceiling and cause mold to grow. Plus, the temporary patch will have to be re-done every time it rains. 


It's better just to wait until you can get someone out there with a more permanent solution like replacement shingles.


If your temporary fix is no longer doing the trick it may be time to think of a permanent fix.
Click here to contact us for a complimentary inspection. 


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