Roof Shingle Sealing


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Old 02-06-04, 03:41 AM
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Roof Shingle Sealing

I have a new house, thus a new roof. Yesterday, with a 20mph wind blowing, I noticed over twenty shingles "waving" in the wind. What does it take for shingles to seal and what can be done to correct the "waving" shingle problem. TIA
 
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Old 02-06-04, 09:01 AM
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Heat will do it. You didnt say how old the home was so new roof needs some heat to seal. You can--- get roofing cement in a tube. Take and put just a small dab under any that blow up and step on it. Use to do this before the seal tab came out. ED
 
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Old 02-06-04, 11:44 AM
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This is a good example of why not to get your roof done over winter since it does take warm sunny weather to seal.
 
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Old 02-06-04, 02:57 PM
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You can roof in just about any dry weather, so says the manufacturers. You need a few solid days of sunny weather to make your shingles seal. In 80 degree weather your shingles will seal within one or two days. in 100 degree weather your shingles will be mostly sealed the same day. IN 20 degree weather you have to wait until spring.

Do like Ed said with the roofing cement... and definetly use the caulk style because if you use the bucket your roof will be black all over. That stuff gets everywhere!
 
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I have found that most of the time when shingles are flapping in the wind, no matter when the job was done, that they were not nailed as per manufacture instructions. We just did a roof on a sunny day with a outside temp of -10 and it sealed fine.
 
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Old 02-07-04, 04:01 PM
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Thats true too, saw a roof 4 months ago that was nailed wrong. They nailed it about 1" from the top of the shingle. The wind pealed back about 20 shingles. Combine that with the shortest possible nails, a recipe for problems.
 
 

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