Sooner or later I'm going to lose some shingling due to winds, and I want to
be ready to do a temporary repair with a tarp.
I've got a regular asphalt shingle roof with moderate pitch on a one
What kind and size of tarp is usually used? Is it nailed down into the
Are there any online guides for how to do a temporary repair?
Wouldn't it be simpler to have some spare shingles on hand to do minor
repairs? It's relatively quick and painless to slide a shingle in. Larger
areas are even easier because you don't have to peel back a shingle on top
for every shingle you nail down. Anything large enough to warrant using a
tarp would probably be worth calling your insurance company. They'd get
someone out there quickly to avoid any costlier repairs due to water damage.
Size: how big an area do you want to protect? It either needs to go over the
peak or under the shingles above it to keep water from running under it.
I just had a roofer look at mine because I've got some shingles that are
bent upward. He said that because there was another layer underneath, I
didn't need to deal with the issue for another year, unless it was giving me
nightmares. He said that if I wanted to do something, pick a warm day,
flatten the shingles gently, staple them, then cover the staples with some
of that black roofing goop.
So, it all depends, I guess....
Sounds like overkill to me. I sure would not want to be up there in a
storm trying to handle a tarp in the wind and rain. If the rain has
stopped, then I should be able to stop by the store and pick up whatever I
might need to make a proper repair.
Of course the first thing I would do is to call my insurance company and
have them take care of the whole thing.
storm). Sometimes the "insurance company/roofer" solution is slow
coming. Roofers were just starting to catch up when this tear's storms
came. New constructrion is still the 800# goriilla with lucerative
long term contracts and a lone homeowner has a hard time getting in
They use a tarp like the ones truckers use, not the garden variety
thing you get at Home Depot. You nail them down with the plastic
washer "tin tab". I bet FEMA can give you a manufacturer
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