• Replacing Damaged Roof Shingles

    Roof Repair in actionWith the summer storm season approaching, now would be a good time to replace any damaged roof shingles you have.

    If you have any leftover shingles from the original job, use those. If not go to your local hardware or home improvement store and purchase replacement shingles that match yours.

    Lift up the tabs of the shingles above the damaged shingle or shingles. Use a flat pry bar to pry out the nails. Pull out the damaged shingles and clear away any debris.

    If the felt underlayment is damaged, cut a piece that is at least 6 inches larger than the damaged area in both directions and slip it into place before replacing the shingle. Drive a couple of staples to hold it in place.

    Starting at the bottom and working up, install the replacement shingles. You will have to lift up shingle tabs to drive some of the nails.

    Before installing the topmost piece, apply a bead of roofing cement to its underside, near the top. Slip the shingle into place, lift up the tabs above, and drive nails.

    Tools needed for this project:

    • Utility knife
    • Tape measure
    • Flat pry bar
    • Stapler
    • Hammer or roofing hatchet
    • Trowel
    • Caulk gun
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