There are a number of different problems that can arise with your roofing felt. This could be to do with the flashing, dampness or perhaps there are cracks and tears in the felt. A simple roof inspection should allow you to check whether any repairs need doing. If so then here is a quick guide to doing those repairs yourself.
Roofing felt repairs are now easier than ever thanks to the fact that most DIY stores will stock repair kits. These will usually contain adhesive and tape that can help to repair small areas of the roofing felt (including tears, bubbles and so on). If you get one of these kits then simply follow the instructions provided.
You should also bear in mind that any repair of roofing felt will require thorough cleaning of the area. You should kill any mould growth as well as removing any chippings. Adhesives will work better if the area is cleaned and also given time to dry. For this reason roof leak repair Perth are often best made in periods of dry weather to ensure there is no moisture in the roof felt.
Applying Treatment to the Whole Roof
Repair kits are great for localised repairs. However, you may find that there are a number of repairs to be done, and that the best way to go about doing this is to treat a whole area of your roof. This will also help to increase the overall life of your roof.
There are many materials recommended for treating the whole roof, including bitumen based adhesives that will usually last a good three to five years. You could also opt for acrylic based products that can live a little longer than bitumen, or mastic based to give added strength to the area. If you want to look into other methods then it is a good idea to contact a roofing contractor.
When you are treating the roof in this way then you’ll need to brush of any loose material and debris to prepare the area. If there is any moisture in the roof then you should leave it to dry thoroughly. Once you start to work, plan your areas carefully to ensure you have access to each part of the roof.
Whatever method you choose there should be instructions provided with the product you buy.
Treating the whole roof is a bigger job than repairing localised damage. Whilst it is possible to do it yourself using a number of readily-available products, it may be easier for you to hire a roofing contractor for the job. This is especially recommended for those roofs that are hard to access. If you need to find a roofing contractor then do a quick internet search or take a look in your Yellow Pages. They should then be able to provide you with advice and a quote for the work.