Lowcountry Roofing: Quality Roofer in Charleston SC
Having a broken shingle, or a set of broken shingles, on your roof can be very unsightly. In addition to detracting from the aesthetics of your home, a broken shingle is basically a leak in the making. When you notice that there are broken shingles on your roof, you have two options. The first option is to contract a Charleston roofing contractor. The second option, as long as you are not afraid of heights, is to grab a ladder, get up there and repair it yourself. Surprisingly, repairing a broken shingle is a lot easier than it sounds.
Paramount to the success of your project is picking a day with moderate weather. If the weather outside is too cold, shingles could crack. Conversely, if the weather outside is too warm, it may be difficult to break through the shingle sealants.
Start the project by loosening the tabs under the shingle that you want to replace. Repeat this step with the two courses of shingles above the one you are replacing. In most cases, eight fasteners or nails are used to attach each shingle. There are going to be four in the center of the shingle, directly above the tab slot, and then four more connecting the shingle you are looking to remove to the one above it.