Own Your Home? 3 Roofing Repairs You Can't Afford To Overlook

If you're in the habit of waiting until the last minute to take care of household repairs and maintenance, you could be setting yourself up for some serious problems. This is especially true where the roof is concerned. You might think you're doing yourself a favor by postponing roof repairs, especially where the minor repairs are concerned. However, that's not necessarily the case. In fact, in most cases, you should actually take care of roofing repairs as soon as a problem is identified. With winter just around the corner, now's the perfect time to take care of those minor roof repairs you've been postponing all year. If you're not sure what repairs need to be taken care of before winter, read the list provided below. You'll find three simple roof repair projects that need to be taken care of before they become a much bigger problem for you. 

Repair the Leaks

If you've found a small leak in your ceiling and it's in an out-of-the-way area of your home, you might think that it's safe to postpone the repairs. After all, a small leak in the attic shouldn't cause much of a problem for your home. Unfortunately, that's not the case at all. In fact, that small leak could be all that's visible of a much larger leak. You might not realize this, but larger leaks can send small trails of water along the underside of your roof. That's why it's important to have roof leaks repaired right away, no matter how small they seem to be. 

Secure Loose Shingles

If you have a few loose shingles but they haven't blown away yet, you might think it's safe to leave them as-is for a few more months. Unfortunately, waiting too long to secure them could result in a bigger problem, especially now that winter is coming. Strong winds, heavy rains, and even ice formations can cause those loose shingles to come right off of your roof. Once they're gone, you'll need to pay to have them replaced. Luckily, you can avoid the cost of replacing those missing shingles by paying to have them repaired right away. 

Replace Missing Flashing

If you just looked up at your roof and discovered that some of the flashing is damaged, now's the time to call for repairs. Roof flashing holds your shingles in place and prevents water from getting under the shingles during rainstorms. That's why repairing your damaged flashing is so important for your roof, and for your home.