Storms can cause a lot of damage to homes, and the repairs can be very costly. When you do repairs to your roof, you want them to be unnoticeable. Sometimes, the repairs may be obvious because of discoloration of old shingles and the new shingles that are installed and do not have any age yet. Different methods of installation will blend the repairs; making any repairs you have done less noticeable. Here are some tips to have your roof repairs done in a manner that is not noticeable:
1. Using an Existing Shingle to Match Colors of New Materials
Once you have had the roof damaged assessed, it will be time to order new shingles for repairs. Have a roofer remove a couple of the shingles where repairs are needed. You will want to take the shingle with you when you order materials and may need a lighter colored roofing to match the discoloration of old shingles. If your roofing contractor is going to be supplying the materials for your, ask them to do this and ask them for samples to compare before you have them order the materials to do the job.
2. Removing Undamaged Shingles to Blend with Repair Areas
The existing shingles on your roof may be in good enough condition to use to blend in with the new materials used for repairs. When the damaged areas are being repaired, talk with your roofer about removing some of the undamaged shingles. If the shingles are not that old and only have a little discoloration and aging, then, the roofing contractor can mix them with other materials to make sure there are no areas with large sections of shingles that are a different color from the areas where repairs have not been done.
3. Completely Replacing Shingles in Areas with The Most Roof Damage
Another problem that you may have with roof damage is large sections that need repairs done. Sometimes, it may be better to have all the shingles in a specific area replaced. A good example of this is where to sections of the roof structure meet, such as valleys. The shingles in areas like valleys or different sections of roof are areas where different colors will not be noticeable.
These are some tips to help you get the roof repairs done to your home without obvious signs of repairs. When a storm has caused extensive damage to your roof, contact a professional roofing contractor like Christofferson Construction LLC to ensure that your roof looks like it did before the damage; with no visible damaged areas.