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How to Repair Damaged Roof Shingles

Dec 9

A solid roof by is an essential part of home maintenance. It protects your family and keeps them warm.

How frequently should roof shingles be changed?

Any signs of wear or damage to the wood sheathing or under the shingles must be reported immediately to prevent water seepage. This will help to reduce the cost of a new roof, which can increase by hundreds of dollars.

The most common are: fixing damaged shingles and gluing down an improperly curled slate.

1. Roof Shingles Replacement

  • Use a flat pry bar to press down on the damaged roofing nails.

  • If you find shingles missing from your roof, you'll need to replace them all. They may have been left behind by a roofer or builder. A bundle of shingles or three-tab shingles can be purchased at a lumberyard ($15 to $20 per 100 sq. ft. ). You can find the perfect match by looking for the closest match.

  • You will only need a flat pry bar and a hammer. A utility knife and four nails of 11/4 inch are needed to replace a roof shingle that has been damaged. Once the next course has been laid, the nails will penetrate the top of the shingles.

  • Use the pry bar to gently lift the damaged shingle out of the sealant.

  • The prybar can be used to lift the damaged nail upward. Next, remove the second row of nails in the same manner. Finally, remove the damaged shingle.

2. Roof Shingles - How To Shingle a Roof

  • Use caulking to repair curled roof shingle corners

  • Lay the new shingle onto the old one.

  • Asphalt shingles can curl up or down as they age. To stop them from curling further, you can glue the curling part of the shingle.

  • Apply a small amount (10 oz.) of roofing sealant. Use a small amount (10 oz.) of roofing sealant. It costs about $4 for a 10-oz. Apply a small amount of roofing sealant (about $4 per 10-oz.) to the corner.

3. Roof Shingles That Have Cracked

  • Use roofing nails to secure the new shingle.

  • It is much better to repair shingles that have cracked or become damaged than to replace them. Next, press the shingle down. Spread sealant using a putty knife.

  • This repair doesn't need to be disclosed. Place some of the granules in a small container and sprinkle them over the damaged area.