Home Repair Tips - How To Fix a Hole In Your Roof

List: Posted: 12/10/10

Fixing a hole in your roof is one of the most common roof repair projects that you can choose to undertake. It’s not terribly difficult, but it does require that you adequately reinforce the patch you’ll be adding to your roof. If you have a large hole in your roof, you’ll need a 2x4 roughly three times the length of the whole. For irregularly-shaped holes in your roof, you’ll need to have a reciprocating saw so that you can cut the hole into a more regular shape, preferably a rectangle or a square.

If your roof repair requires that you patch a larger hole, reinforce the area under the patch by screwing in the 2x4. You can use any type of long wood screw for this part of the roof repair. The main part of any roof repair, whether it’s a large or small hole, will be the installation of the plywood onto which you’ll nail the shingles. Make sure that the edges of the plywood extend well beyond the roof repair area so that there is adequate reinforcement for the patch. Using a nail gun for this repair will result in the wood being more tightly tacked to the roof.

Your roof repair will finish with the installation of shingles over the top of the plywood patch. Start the row of shingles that will cover the roof repair on the bottommost portion of the patch and work your way up. Remember to waterproof your roof repair with tar. This goes over the nails and prevents any cracks where the nails and shingles join from turning into leaks. You should be able to complete this roof repair in about an hour, provided that the hole is regular. Larger holes will require longer repairs.

Roofers & Roofing Contractors

    Mid Atlantic Construction and Technology is the leading roofing and restoration company in Loudoun and Northern Virginia, and is located in Ashburn Virginia. Mid Atlantic Construction and Technology provides services to all of Loudoun, Fairfax, and Prince William Counties. Mid Atlantic Construction and Technology is the leading roofing and restoration contractor in the Washington D.C, Maryland, and Virginia metropolitan area. When it comes to providing superior roofing and restoration services to Loudoun, Fairfax and Prince William, our company is the company to call. Mid Atlantic Construction and Technology is a license and insured contractor, and we’ve been doing business in Loudoun county for over 10 years, and is proud to say our company website is the most visited construction/remodeling website in the Loudoun county. Mid Atlantic Construction and Technology’s goal is to provide Loudoun county with great quality roofing and restoration services.

    • 20163 Braeton Bay Ter
    • Ashburn, VA 20147
    • (571) 252-9748

      When it comes to all types of commercial and residential roofing and home improvement, you can count on the team at Columbia Roofing and Home Improvement in Ashburn, Virginia to do the most high quality job. Columbia Roofing and Home Improvement specializes in: re roofing, shingles, wood stakes, metal roofing, roof repairs, affordable repairs, certified commercial rubber roofing and more. If you are searching for the best roofing and home improvement contractor in Ashburn, VA contact the experienced and reliable team at Columbia Roofing and Home Improvement today to get a fast and free estimate.

      • 21414 Clear Fork Ct
      • Ashburn, VA 20147
      • (571) 291-2320

        If you are in search of a roof installation company in Fairfax VA then QRG Direct is your one stop solution. We have best teams for roof repair service.

        • 21721 Filigree Ct Ste 2075/dock A
        • Ashburn, VA 20147
        • (703) 466-0072

          JohnDarvish is roof Repair Company for all your roofing needs including repairs, replacements and gutter cleaning in Northern Virginia,Maryland and Washington DC

          • 44460 Chilum Pl
          • Ashburn, VA 20147
          • (703) 723-0440

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