Most homeowners will experience a roof repair at some point in their lives. If you’re lucky, it will be a small and simple fix that you can do yourself. But sometimes, garage roof repairs can be a big and expensive job. In this blog post, we’ll give you some tips on garage roof repairs and look at when it’s time to consider replacing the whole roof.
Very few people store a car in their garage these days. Our garages tend to be used for storage for various household and holiday items, ranging from camping equipment to family bikes. It’s crucial to keep your garage well maintained, watertight and ensure decent ventilation.
Use the right tools
One of the most important things to do when repairing your garage roof is to make sure that you have the right tools and materials. This might seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people try to repair their roofs with the wrong tools or materials. Make sure you have a ladder that’s tall enough to reach the roof, and make sure you have the right kind of roofing material.
Health and safety
When carrying out a garage roof repair, make sure that you work safely. This means wearing the right safety gear, like a hard hat and gloves. It also means being careful not to damage the rest of your garage while you’re working on the roof.
When you’re finished repairing your garage roof, make sure to clean up the area around your garage. This means sweeping up any debris and making sure that there’s no loose nails or other hazards around. By taking these simple steps, you can help keep your family safe and avoid any future problems with your garage roof.
Garage roof materials
What type of material is your garage roof made from? If your current roof material is causing leaks and condensation, consider replacing the whole roof. Some of the most popular garage roof materials are:
-Garage roof sheets: Bitumen sheets are a cost-effective option. They are quick and easy to fit for any aspiring DIYer, keeping the cost and disruption at a minimum.
-Garage roof tiles: The options include traditional concrete and clay tiles or the more innovative plastic slate tiles that are made to look the real deal. Tiles can take longer to fit and cost more, but they really add to the curb appeal. Read more about tiled roof repairs here.
-Garage roof membranes: If you have a flat roof garage, then tiles or sheets aren’t suitable. Instead consider using a garage roofing membrane. This has been specially designed to withstand the challenges of a flat roof.
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