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Asphalt Roofing Shingles Video

Repairing or replacing an asphalt 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.

First, you need to remove the nails holding the old shingle. There are generally more then 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.

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.



3 Responses to Asphalt Roofing Shingles Video

  1. Tim,
    I really enjoy your newsletters and videos. They are very helpful and informative. Another thing I like and appreciate is you don't talk trash and garbage. My six year old son and eight year old daughter like to watch also. It is nice I don't have to sensor your video's.
    They also like your humor. Thank you.

  2. Tim, as always, love your instructions and videos. I have a hip roof and I ran into the problem of the shingles being glued down the ridge that the ripped shingle had it's edge under. I'm afraid I did a lousy job of replacing that shingle, but I tried to make up for it with some sealer. Any good ideas on removing/replacing those types? Also, I did apply sealer to my holes. thnx!

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