missing roof shingles too cold to work on it

Old 11-28-04, 11:33 AM
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the wind and rain teared off one shingle out of the roof. The shingle was located about 8 feet off the front edge of the house. the cape roof also has about 15 other shingles that are cracked. I have just noticed one small drop of water above the bay window that is located underneaf of the missing shingle. The question is should I just replace the missing shingle, or should I replace the entire roof, and is it too cold to get that done, here in nj temp are about 48 degres lately. should i wait till the spring time. thanks.
Old 11-28-04, 05:10 PM
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First, do what you need to do to stop any more water from getting into the house. A little spot you can see on the ceiling means even more water is getting in a soaking your insulation...

Talk with local roofing contractors and see what they say.

Most shingles have a strip of tar that needs to get hot to stick all the shingles together and hold the tabs down in high winds.

In my area, I think most roofing contractors will still put a roof on in the dead of winter (they want the work). It may not be the best thing for your roof if you get a windy storm.
Old 11-29-04, 05:14 AM
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Thank you for the advice, I totally agree on trying to stop the water damage, and if you said the tar line will not stick on the 48 degrees cold weather, then I should be better off with some crack shingles that stick together instead of a new roof that does not stick together in a winter storm.
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i would covert the nail with roofing cement and fill the crack also.
wait till it gets warmer to replace the roof

Old 11-29-04, 12:28 PM
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48 deg. is good roofing weather! THe roofers won't even break a sweat.
But seriously.....
As long as the temp is 40+ and rising shingles can be installed. The self sealing adhesive on the shingles activates more by UV radiation than by heat. All that is needed is a couple of 50 Deg. plus SUNNY days to seal. True, they may not fully seal untill spring, however as long as it is 40 and rising during installation the manufacturer will warranty the installation. If you have missing and split shingles, the winter snow and ice build-up can do more damage.
It is not uncommon to install hand sealant to the shingles at the perimeters to aid in adhesion until a couple of 50+ degree days seal them down.

Good Luck!

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