Hole in roof from fallen tree limb.

Old 11-20-11, 09:18 AM
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Hole in roof from fallen tree limb.

During the recent winter storm, a large limb from an oak tree fell and hit my house. Fortunately, the only damage was a punctured hole about 5 inches in diameter straight through to the attic. What is the best way to repair this? I currently have 2 layers of shingles on the roof.


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Old 11-21-11, 07:38 AM
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Call your insurance company and have someone inspect your roof, there may be more damage than this and you may need a whole new roof.
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Make sure they also look at any fiberglass insulation since you can get a surprising amount water in considering the amount you may have gotten in the form of rain snow or ice and fiberglass holds it and does not dry out without increased air circulation and movement.

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After you make sure you have no water or structual damage you should find the edge of trusses on both sides tear off shingles drill from below if possible and cut out the plywood only half way on truss or slap pieces of 2/4 on them replace the plywood and replace shingles.Your house insurance should cover this on the other hand it would more than likely to be cheaper to do it yourself just be carefull

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