3 Shingles towards top off roof blew up but not off. Help

Old 02-28-11, 09:09 AM
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3 Shingles towards top off roof blew up but not off. Help

Just recently had a storm roll through and I noticed a couple of shingles that were standing up but not blown off what should I do to fix it? Will it lay down on its own or should I silicone it back down? Thanks
Old 02-28-11, 09:52 AM
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You'll need to get up there and see if the shingles cracked (likely) or are just flexed up and caught on the adjacent shingles. If they were cold, most likely they are cracked and/or broken. You might be able to do a temporary repair by running a bead of sealant under the cracked area and pushing them back down. Warming them with a heat gun or hairdryer will help unless the sun is nice and warm on them. Keep the gaps between the tabs clear to allow proper drainage.

I don't think silicone is the best choice. I'd use a roofing sealant (the black tar stuff) or one of the fancy urethanes.

Most likely they will need replacing soon...when the weather is a bit warmer.
Old 02-28-11, 05:19 PM
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Yeah, I was going to say, use a few large dots (size of a quarter) of roofing tar under each tab and set a brick on top for a month or so to keep it held down.

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