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Asphalt Roofing Shingles Video

Asphalt Roofing Shingles Video

Asphalt Roofing Shingles
Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Is it Hard to Replace One Asphalt Shingle?

It's easy to replace one, or even two, asphalt shingles.

Repairing or replacing an asphalt shingle is not that hard. Getting on and off the ladder is the hardest part. To replace a shingle, all you need is two different size pry bars and a hammer.

Do I Need to Remove Nails?

First, you need to remove the nails holding the old shingle. There are generally more than four nails in a shingle. There are the four that were used to mount that particular shingle, but the four nails from the shingle above it also go through that shingle.

Do You Have Asphalt Shingles on Your Home, Tim?

No. I used to have them until the 30-year-warranty shingles failed in just 10 years. This is why I wrote my opens in a new windowRoofing Ripoff expose' book. I now have opens in a new windowsynthetic virgin polymer DaVinci Roofscapes slate on my home.

What is the Best Tool to Lift the Shingle?

Using one of the pry bars, lift up the tabs on the shingle above the one you are replacing. Once you see the nails in that shingle, remove them. Do this for all the nails in the bad shingle.

Slide the damaged shingle out after all the nails have been removed. Slide in the new shingle and replace all the nails that hold that shingle and the ones above it. And you are done.

Do You have a Roofing Checklist to Help Me Find a Pro Roofer?

Yes, you should use my opens in a new windowroofing checklist to ensure you don't lose money when hiring a roofer.

 

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