If you live in one of the snowy areas of the storm of Philomena, you are probably in the case we are going to talk about or you know someone who has arrived. Those who live in building blocks have certainly suffered less damage than those who live in detached homes. Tiles and floors They were not only the main victims of the snow, but also of the frost, which protected the snow from melting and accumulating on the floor and roofs for almost two weeks.
Some tiles are broken, what can I do?
Not only the accumulation of snow on the tiles is responsible for their damage. Low temperatures (remember they were recorded temperatures below -10 degrees), literally divides them in half. Fortunately, in some cases he was afraid only, and in some he broke. This disadvantage is much smaller than the inconvenience, which we will discuss later (collapse of the roof).
How to cure it? First of all, be very careful when entering the roof, wear all the protections you have to ensure your safety.
Once on the roof, carefully remove the cracked tile and take a few minutes clean the area so that no dirt remains when applying the sealant. If you think it is clean enough, bring one high-strength sealant (Cover your back for upcoming snowfall like January). You can do this directly on the new tile or on the adjacent tiles where you will place it. Hold the tile firmly after gluing it ensure maximum compliance.
Repeat the same procedure with all tiles that have been damaged by snow and frost in recent days.
My roof collapsed, what can I do?
Unlike the situation we mentioned above, the solution cannot wait. Once again we see how many houses and especially industrial buildings have collapsed. It is interesting to note that many of these collapsed roofs match old houses, in many cases even uninhabited (fortunately). Depending on the type of sagging that has occurred in the house, it may be worth knowing how to repair a thatched roof.
If what happened was a complete collapse, you definitely should contact a construction specialist to fix it. Take advantage of this reform to make ceilings and more durable roofs install reinforcements to prevent this from happening again in future snowfalls.
The tiles on the terrace are raised, what should I do?
Another phrase that is repeated most days after the snow melts. When he disappeared from class, we realized the « catastrophe » lurking beneath him. This problem can be more or less serious when the courtyard is on the first floor or on the ground floor. In the first case, if you have a cellar under the courtyardIf you do not repair these tiles, water will probably enter gradually until it hits the basement, causing moisture or even a leak. If you are in the latter case, it is important to fix it yourself, but it will not stimulate you as much as it will damage the main floor.
But let’s move on to the situation where the courtyard is on the top floor. How to cure it?
If you have not had problems with the patio before, then the humidity in the last few weeks after the snowfall is certainly the main reason. Sometimes it happens if humid conditions are not usually found in an area materials that are not sufficiently resistant to them are installed. This happened in some very dry yards, which suddenly withstood more than two weeks of constant humidity.
Once the problem is detected, you can change the tilesBut if the moisture has already penetrated, this is a superficial solution, because sooner or later the moisture will get into the basement. Therefore, if your patio or terrace is not waterproof, this is more than a good opportunity to take advantage of it and with minimal investment turn this outdoor space of the house into well sealed terrace, « Cure your health » for impending snowfall or floods.
We hope we have been able to help you with these issues, which are so common these days after a snowfall. Unfortunately, two consecutive days of snow resulted in two weeks of moisture in the patios and uneven weight on the roofs, causing caves or shingles.
We always recommend that you contact a professional near you so that he or she can form an opinion and report damages. And of course, talk to your insurance company to see how much you can cover.
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