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How to Repair Damaged Roof Shingles

Oct 24

A solid roof inspector is an essential part of home maintenance. It protects your belongings and keeps your family warm and dry.

How frequently should roof shingles be changed?

Water seepage under shingles can cause damage to the wood sheathing beneath.

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

Roof Shingles Replacement

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

  • If you find a missing shingle, you'll need to replace the entire thing. They are most likely left behind by the roofer/builder.

  • 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 pry bar can be used to lift the damaged, shingle up.

 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.

Roof Shingles That Have Cracked

  • Use roofing nails to secure the new shingle.

  • First, repairing a cracked or torn shingle should be your top priority. Apply a thick layer of roofing sealant under the crack. Then, place a second layer of roofing sealant on top of the crack. Next, press the shingle down. Spread sealant using a putty knife.

  • It doesn't matter if anyone sees it. You can hide the damage by placing some of the granules in a small container and topping them with some