How to Replace Asphalt ShinglesStep one: Break the seal of the target shingle. Step Two: Break adjacent seals. Step three: remove your nails. Step Four: Remove adjacent nails.
Step Five: Out with the old tile. Step six: with the new tile. Step Seven: Reseal the shingles. If a tile is simply cracked or broken, you don't have to replace it, just repair it.
Start by applying a thick bead of roofing sealant under the crack. Press the tile down and apply a second coat of sealant to the top of the crack. Then spread the sealant with a spatula. Asphalt shingles can easily be damaged by high winds and falling tree branches.
When replacing a damaged asphalt shingle, you can replace the entire part or cut the shingle into sections and replace only one flange. After installing the base, install the repair shingles. Repair shingles may need to be cut to size with a utility knife if the damaged shingles were not full size. To replace damaged roof tiles, you need to remove the damaged tile, install the new one, and seal the edges.
We have the professional experience that allows us to determine the best roofing methods for your roof. For example, beaten wood shingles can be used for steeper pitched roofs, but they are not suitable for flatter, low-slope roofs. It's easy to choose a roofing company that does the bare minimum for your home and you may never notice the difference at the top of the roof, but you will when problems start to arise. David Bitan is a roofing professional, licensed contractor, and owner and founder of Bumble Roofing based in Southern California.
While tile roofs may fall on the lower side of the spending scale for roof replacement, the price may still be out of a homeowner's budget. When you feel your roof nearing the end of its useful life, review these basics before soliciting bids from roofing contractors. The optimal roofing season is from late spring to early fall, qualified crews can extend the working season, sometimes even roofing when snow gusts are a threat. Although a new roof isn't as glamorous, you'll understand its importance to a large extent in the event an old roof falls down, allowing water to destroy the interior of your home, from the attic insulation, through the carefully remodeled kitchen, to the basement family room with big screen TV.
The roofing contractor you choose, the slope (slope or your roof), and the square footage of your roof are other factors that affect cost. If your roof is more than 20 years old and most shingles are damaged or badly worn, it's time to replace it. You will be able to make informed decisions when hiring a roofing team if you understand the process, as well as the jargon used in the roofing trade.