Repairing Cracked Roof Shingles If a shingle 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 be easily damaged by strong 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 tab. Be sure to specifically use waterproof roofing nails as they will last longer, even when exposed to the elements. With more than 60 years of combined experience, Bumble Roofing provides easy and friendly services to structures including residential, commercial, industrial, multi-family and government buildings, along with hospitals, hotels and churches.
The easiest way to repair roof tiles that have come off is to replace them individually or replace a series of them. To replace damaged roof tiles, you need to remove the damaged shingle, install the new one and seal the edges. Sometimes the damage is so minor that you may not even notice when it first happens (which is one of the reasons why it's so important to schedule regular roof maintenance). But as long as you can find matching shingles (and don't be afraid of heights), repair is simple.
If the underlying roof structure is damaged or decaying, the shingles cannot be securely fixed and may allow moisture or wind to accumulate under them. If it is only slightly damaged, lift the loose part and spread a layer of asphalt roofing cement under it. With over 12 years of experience in the construction industry, David specializes in restoring, repairing and maintaining residential, commercial and industrial roofs. It is necessary to replace them, or cover the roof area, to prevent water damage to the roof support structure and leaks inside.
Every homeowner should know how to repair roof shingles that have come off as part of their homeowner maintenance checklist. Typically, roofing nails have short shanks, sharp tips and wide, flat heads that allow them to penetrate the shingle without tearing it. The last thing you need when you kneel on the roof is for a downpour to force you to abort the mission. After any kind of storm, homeowners should always take a quick look at their roof to make sure the shingles remain intact and undamaged.
David Bitan is a roofing professional, licensed contractor and owner and founder of Bumble Roofing based in Southern California.