Shingles starting to lift


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Old 09-12-08, 09:07 PM
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Shingles starting to lift

Our comp shinles are lifting only in the area when the wet leaves tend to settle. Should we nail the edges where they're lifting to extend the life of the roof a bit?

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Old 09-13-08, 03:18 PM
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I'm not a roofer, but if you're talking about nailing somewhere other than under another shingle, you're asking for leaks.

Where exactly are you talking about putting nails?

Although I doubt anything you do at this point will extend the life of the roof, other than keeping the wet leaves off.
 
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Old 09-13-08, 06:01 PM
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Shingles starting to lift

The roof has another 10 years or so and I'm only talking about a few of the shingles. I just was just thinking the wind might get ahold of the lifted part and tear them off.

And yes , I wondered about nails. What do you think about using some sort of adhesive?
 
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Old 09-15-08, 05:09 AM
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I've used the tar in the caulk tubes in the past with some success when a shingle tore, but I don't know if it will hold down a lifting shingle.

Hopefully a roofer will be along soon with a better suggestion.
 
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How do you know the roof has ten years left?
I wouldn't suggest putting nails through the top of the shingles.
You could try a tube of caulk to hold them down though.
 
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You could always replace those shingles that are problematic. Probably the best fix.
 
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Old 09-15-08, 06:13 PM
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10 years left eh? Must be a 4 year old 25 year shingle then.

The funny ones may need replacement. Have a roofer look at them.
I don't think caulk is useful anywhere on a roof other than along the tops of counter-flashing.
 
 

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