A shingles repair or replacement might be needed once in a while. When you discover a freshwater stain on your ceiling or you hear a loud thump on your roof, your first instinct may be to curl up under a soft blanket, or grab a bucket or bowl and look for a possible leak.
Replacing a roof can cost thousands of dollars and most homeowners might not have budgeted for a problem of such size, but it is important to address whatever issues arise overhead.
The ultimate troubleshooting guide to roof repair in Concord
Asphalt shingle roofs, when properly installed, typically require very little maintenance which is one of the main benefits of a shingle roof. However, there may be the odd occasion where a little fix is needed, and, fortunately, asphalt shingles can easily be removed and replaced in just a few steps. Even though the process is straightforward, we recommend that you only hire properly trained professional roofing contractors to engage in the shingling or repairing of roofs.
Shingles repair or roof replacement in Charlotte
A shingle perhaps might need replacement due to damage from a falling object or roof pests or after a storm, etc… you name it!
The first step requires the removal of the nails holding that shingle to the roof deck. To access the nails, the shingle will need to be lifted, but it is likely bonded to the shingle below by the shingles’ asphalt sealant spots. Although this sealant bond is quite strong (strong enough for the shingles to resist wind uplift), it can be broken by sliding a flat pry bar carefully under the target shingle’s edge.
- Once the sealant bond is broken, the same bond will need to be broken on the overlying shingle;
- Then the nails will be removed. Sometimes the nails can be removed by direct access, but often trying to pry out the nails from above the shingle can damage the shingle’s granular surface;
- Now that all the sealant bonds have been broken and all the nails have been removed, the target shingle should be loose and can be removed.
- Take the new replacement shingle and slide it into position. Nail it into place and then re-nail the overlying shingles wherever other nails have been previously removed.
Working on a roof is very dangerous and must be handled with extreme caution. It is always worth it to hire a contractor for a safer and well-done job.
Shingles repair experts in Charlotte and Concord NC
For high-quality services, roof replacement, installation services, and many more. Contact Advanced Roofing and Exteriors, we offer top-notch commercial roofing and residential roofing services to Charlotte NC and surrounding areas.