Over time your garage roof is going to take a beating, as is the rest of your roofing on your home. In most instances, the garage roof is made from a different material to the rest of the house, this is usually seen where the garage is separate from the home. If you have a roof which has a low slope roof, then it may be worthwhile to consider a rubber roofing solution for the roof, saving you money and reducing the risk of having to replace it too often.
Take a look at your current garage roof to identify what material has been used. If it is rubber, then replacement and repair is relatively easy. If it is another material, you are going to have to strip the entire roof in order to replace the roof with a more durable, strong and longer lasting product, such as EPDM or ethylene propylene diene terpolymer.
Rubber is one of the easiest roofing options to repair. You can carry out this repair as a DIY project over a weekend or you can call in a professional company. The benefit is that because it is so lightweight and easy to install, you are not going to need an army of workers on the roof, often this can be carried out by one or two professionals, which can reduce your labour costs considerably.
Over time a rubber roof may experience some very slight problems. This roof is strong and long lasting, but it’s not uncommon for the edges to start to shrink. Also after heavy storms, you may find a branch has caused a cut or tear in the roofing and you are going to want to repair that quickly to ensure that it doesn’t leak into the garage in the future, causing unwelcome damp, mildew and mould.
For smaller tears speak to your rubber roofing specialist company and see if they supply a sealant. In these instances and entire garage roof replacement is an overkill and you can usually repair the tear with ease with an effective sealant. Be careful when applying that you cover the entire area, always worthwhile going a few centimetres bigger than needed.
Smooth it out and allow to dry. Check the area for a few days, after the first rains, to ensure it is holding effectively.
For those larger repairs you are going to want to patch the area. Depending on the size of the repair, a complete garage roof replacement may be the solution you are looking for. Bear in mind that this type of roofing replacement option isn’t expensive and you can afford to carry it out to give you peace of mind that your roof is going to withstand the winter rains with ease.
Ensure you only purchase this type of garage roof replacement from a reputable supplier. Your supplier should have extensive industry experience and provide you with high quality products backed by an effective guarantee, to offer you complete peace of mind.
Take your time when choosing a supplier. Learn as much about the company as you can from how long they have been in business to their location and the other services and products that they provide. Identify with them and then search for them online, gong through independent review sites and online forums to find the one match you feel is going to provide you with the strongest, highest quality garage roof replacement you know you can trust for years to come.