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How to Repair an Asphalt Shingle Roof

How to Repair an Asphalt Shingle Roof

In this blog, we will cover the simple tips and tricks to carry out minor roof fixes & repair an asphalt shingle roof.

The most common way to find out if your roof is damaged is to check for leaks and drips. It is advisable to repair a leaky roof as soon as possible to avoid damage to the ceilings and walls.

We recommend that you inspect your roof at least once a year. If you find that your roof is leaking but are unable to find the source of the leak, contact your local roofing repair contractor.

To test the condition of your roof, try to bend the corner of the roof, if it breaks, instead of bending, the roof has reached its end of life and needs to be replaced.

Small cracks and holes in the roof shingles can be repaired but missing or badly damaged shingles must be replaced. If you think that your roof has aged too soon, having a reliable roofing company inspect your roof will help determine the cause and fix it for good.

If your roof has multiple leaks and far too many damaged shingles, it’s time to replace the roof. Contact us for a free roofing estimate for replacing your aging roof.

Repairing or replacing the asphalt shingles is relatively easy; however, be sure of climbing the roof and ensuring that you can safely and comfortably work on it.

  • Plan your repairs on a clear and warm day.
  • Don’t rush into things, take your time and always remember – Safety first
  • If you have spare shingles, its is advisable to replace the shingles instead of trying to repair.

How to repair a curled asphalt shingles

  • Gently lift the shingles from the roof using a putty knife.
  • Apply a layer of roofing cement under the shingle, just enough to cover the under area.
  • Place the shingle over the cement and fasten it with roofing nails.

How to replace a missing or damaged shingle

  • Lift the shingles covering the damaged shingle or the area of the missing shingle
  • Cleanup the area by removing the leftover pieces of the shingles.
  • Slide the replacement shingle and nail it down using roofing nails.
  • Apply a little roofing cement under the roof shingles that covered the damaged roof, to glue them down.

At J.D Flora Roofing in Columbus, Central Ohio, we believe in delivering quality and reliable roofing services. Our team of roofing experts have the experience and expertize to deal with all kinds of roofing problems.

For more information about our roof installation and roof repair services, call us at (614) 778-9923.