Roofing Repair—Should You Do It?

If you’re a homeowner, you will have to deal with a damaged roof at some point. It might be a minor issue, or it might be a major one. But either way, it’s essential to know whether you should tackle the repair yourself or call in the professionals.

This blog post will look at some advantages and drawbacks of DIY roof repairs. We’ll also cover part of some roof repairs you can tackle on your own. So read on, and learn what to do when your roof needs attention!

Advantages & Disadvantages Of DIY Roof Repair

Doing your roof repair can save you money and get you some points on your home-chores score card. However, roof repairs usually involve heights, extended hours in uncomfortable positions, & expensive materials too.


  • Saves you money.
  • “Immediate” repair.


  • Falling off your roof.
  • Back injury risk.
  • Wasting expensive materials.
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The most significant disadvantage of doing your roofing is extending the damage. But fixing your roof without professional assistance is possible. Here are 3 minor repairs you can take on your own.

Roof Shingle Replacement

Atmospheric conditions take their toll on your roof. Once in a while, you’ll miss 1 or 2 shingles due to strong winds or hail damage. Missing shingles can damage your curb appeal and make you prone to roof leaks.

 1- Shingle replacement in easy 4-steps:

  • Carefully remove the seal on the shingle (If still attached)
  • Remove the nails & take off the shingle
  • Place the new shingle in place
  • Hammer & seal in the shingle

Roof’s Flashing Replacement

Flashings play an essential role in protecting your roof & home. Without your flashing, water and snow would constantly be seeping into your home. Replacing your flashings will involve removing several rows of shingles.

 2- Holes or Corroed Spots in flashing (Repair):

  • Remove rust using a sandpaper or wire brush.
  • Place a roof patch and affix it with roofing cement.
  • Finish off with more roofing cement.

 3- Corroded Flashing (Replacement):

  • Remove the damaged flashing & surrounding shingles.
  • Place the new shingles & flashing in place.
  • Seal the edges with a caulking gun.

Facing Extended Roof Damage? Maxim Roofing Can Fix It!

If your roof is experiencing more extensive damage, it’s best to call the professionals. Here at Maxim Roofing, we have years of experience dealing with all kinds of roofing problems. We’ll quickly assess the situation and devise a plan to get your roof back in tip-top shape—and keep it that way for years.

 We’re the best roofing contractors in Houston. Maxim Roofing has your back whenever you face any roofing challenge. Give us a call today, and we’ll happily provide you with a free quote for our services!  We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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