There is no time like the present to begin repairing your damaged shingles. The process involved is critical but relatively simple.
Here are 6 steps to repair your damaged roof shingles:
1.Collect the essentials
You will need a hammer, nails and a heat gun. Furthermore, perform a safety check on your ladder. Next, either lay out a drop cloth or use the box in which new shingles came in to dispose of the old ones. Make sure you have at least an hour to work before starting.
2.Start two rows up
Begin by removing the shingles two rows up from where the damaged shingles are. This gives you ample room to work and ensures that the surrounding area stays functional. Begin by removing the nails of the shingles using a hammer and melt the adhesive with the heat gun.
3.Begin the next row
Continue to move closer to the damaged shingles, repeating step two and disposing of the old shingles, either on the ground or in the box with the new shingles. You should have removed the new shingles from the box by now.
4.Remove the damaged shingles
Using the same process, remove the damaged shingles and dispose them of.
5.Replace your damaged shingles
Apply adhesive to the wood and replace your damaged shingles by placing the shingles over the adhesive, beginning with the bottom row. Hammer the shingles into place. Apply adhesive once again and place the second row of shingles down so that it overlaps the first row.
Finally, paste the shingles to the new adhesive and let it dry. Your damaged shingles are now replaced and your roof is as good as new.
Robert Matheka is the Owner of Kala Construction Inc.., a leading water damage remediation. and restoration services provider in Ontario, CA. Our services include extraction of water and drying out the structure by using special extraction equipment, air movers, and dehumidification equipment to restore your property back to normal after a disaster.