Locating the damage
Discovering the damage is an important step in treating cracks and leaks efficiently. Before starting the procedure, discover the type of damage to the shingles. In many cases, shingles may get folded from corners, and a small leak can be found or a big leak due to water strains that end up replacing the shingle, so if you discover curled shingles, small leaks, cracks, and even big leaks. The good thing is that you can ensure the shingle’s quality by following certain ways mentioned below.
1. Secure the leaky shingle with the roofing tar
Roofing tar is cost-efficient to cover the damage and leaks over the shingles. Yet it will not give a clean look to the shingle. However, roofing tar serves the purpose fully. If you have found a small break, leak, or crack over the shingle. Using roofing tar is the best cost-efficient way. A small patch would be shown over the shingle that might give a messy look. Other than that, there is nothing to fear of. Moreover, Roofing tar can also be used with the sealant spray to make your shingles strong and overprotective from the outer environment.
2. Sealing the shingles with the roof sealant
Roof sealant is best if you discover cracks or breaks over the shingles. Acrylic roof sealant has efficient in sealing the minor gaps between shingles and cracks effectively. Spread the acrylic roof sealant over the whole roof, especially where cracks or breaks are found. It will automatically adhere the shingles together.
Also, minor gaps can be filled. The sealing from the roofing material acrylic sealant provides strong protection against the external environment. The good thing about acrylic sealants is that they do not spoil the roof’s overall look.
3. Using sealant spray to fill the gaps
Sealant spray is the same as an acrylic sealant but is used in a spray bottle to fill the minor gaps more efficiently. It can easily use over the affected areas without spreading over the whole roof. You can use it exactly where the leaks are found. Its function and quality function the same as an acrylic sealant to adhere the shingles and fill the minor gaps in the corners.
4. Silicone roof sealant
Silicone roof sealant is also one of the most effective ways to deal with cracked, bent, or leaked shingles. It is spread over the damaged areas with the caulk gun. Silicone roof sealant seals the cracks and leaks excellently.
After using the silicone sealant, you will find a phenomenal change in the roof shingles. The silicone provides a great adherence quality to the shingles, ultimately protecting them from harsh circumstances.
5. Ways to secure curled shingles
If you discover shingles curled from corners, that might lead to big damage. It would be best if you took action to secure the damage to avoid further loss. Here are some ways to give a quick recovery to the curled shingles.
- Silicone sealant is a great material to flatten curled shingles. It uses a caulk gun; a small amount of silicone can be sprayed beneath the curled shingled and then put down to secure the bent.
- Asphalt roofing cement is also a great option for treating bent, cornered, and curled shingles. A caulk gun also uses; a small amount is sprayed on the shingle’s underside and then pressed firmly to ensure it is secured.