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How to Repair Shingles on Your Roof

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At some point in your roof’s two-decade lifespan, you’ll likely deal with a damaged or broken shingle or two. When this happens, it is important to take action as soon as possible to minimize the potential accumulation of damage. If you need to repair shingles on the roof, here are a few ways you can go about it.

Assessing the Damage

Not all shingle repairs are identical. For example, dealing with a shingle that has a missing piece is going to require a different repair process than just a cracked roof shingle. So, when attempting any type of shingle repair, you must first assess the extent of the damage present. When doing this, make sure you are mindful of your safety by properly setting up your ladder, and wearing protective gloves and secure shoes when on the roof.

Replacing Fragmented Roof Shingles

If you find a shingle on your roof with a piece or two missing, it’s time to replace that shingle completely. When you repair shingles on the roof that are broken, you must be mindful not to damage the other intact shingles surrounding the broken one. First, you must use a pry bar to remove the nails from the damaged shingle. Then, after replacing the broken shingle with a new shingle, secure it in place by hammering in an entirely new set of nails. 

Repairing Cracked Shingles

If all of the pieces of a damaged shingle are present, you can just repair it instead of replacing it. To do this, you’ll need a strong sealant and a putty knife. All you have to do is spread the sealant under the crack in the shingle, press the shingle into the sealant, and then spread a layer of sealant on top of the crack. While a glued-together shingle may not look the prettiest, it is an entirely functional repair method that will likely go unnoticed from the ground. 

Call Our Roofing Professionals to Repair Shingles on Roof

If you want to avoid the hassle of gathering the materials, tools, and time needed to repair shingles on the roof yourself, then rely on the roofing experts at RBS Construction & Roofing to repair your old or damaged shingles.

A locally- and family-owned and operated roofing business, RBS Construction & Roofing is staffed by roofing professionals who have been inspecting, installing, and repairing residential and commercial roofs in the Orlando, Florida area for the past 35 years.

For more information on our high-quality and affordable roofing services or to schedule a roof inspection, give RBS Construction & Roofing a call today at (689) 304-9605.