Shingle is a thin flat tile usually made of wood that is fixed in rows to make a roof or wall covering. It can damage if there are hurricane, so it must be replaced by the new one. If your roof shingles are old enough and most of the shingles are damaged or badly worn, it's time to replace it. But if the damage just happen on some parts of the roof and is at a relatively shallow pitch that you're comfortable working on, you can handle most repairs yourself. Here are some tips on how to replace shingles. Replacing damage shingles is easy.
Get onto the roof using an extension ladder. Put on work gloves. Identify the damaged section of shingle you want to replace. Carefully pry up the shingle until you find the nail. Remove the nail by using a nail set to drive the finish nail through the shingle or using a hacksaw to cut the nail underneath the shingle. Carefully remove the damaged shingle from the roof and take them to the store as the sample to get the matching shingles. Fix it in warm and sunny day, because it will crack if you fix it in a cold day and it will crumble in hot day. Unless it is urgently you can fix it immediately but pay attention to the guideline.
In hot weather, cool shingles with a water hose to allow easy separation of the shingle tabs. In cold weather, avoid excessive bending of the shingles as it could cause cracking. If you are not sure about anything, don't take the risk, please consult with roofing professional. Remove the underlay paper with the shovel. Flatten anynail left behind with a roofing hatchet or hammer. Clear away all debris from the surface of the roof. It's not necessary to remove flashing at pipes, vents or the edges of the roof unless they are damaged. Replace damaged flashing or roof edge before proceeding. Well, now you know the steps how to replace shingles.
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