High nailed shingle help

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Old 11-24-19, 12:32 AM
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High nailed shingle help

Hi all. Was looking for some advice. I just finished shopping a 16x20 shed and realized I goofed and high nailed. The roof is only a day old and temps are 40's. Would it be possible to lift them and add more nailed below existing ones to safely secure the shingles assuming I offset the pattern to not weaken the shingles.?
 
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Old 11-24-19, 06:37 AM
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Possible? Yes... also possible you would break the shingles or bend them to the point that they wouldn't lay down. Shingles don't seal down in cold temps and are more likely to blow off in a high wind during the winter.
 
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Where are you in terms of climate? Maybe I'm optimistic, but I'm in Maine and I don't think this early cold is permanent. We often ger a bit of warm weather and if you do plus some sun those shingles may seal or at least get soft enough to lift.

I have lifted shingles to add some nails and used electricians pliers or vice grips to hold the nail under the lifted one and then smack my pliers to get the nail started. I then have a strong flat bar and can place the end on top of the nail and drive it home by hitting the exposed end just below the shingle.

Slow but avoids some of the bending.

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No way I'd want to do that on 300 sq ft of shingles.
 
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LOL, neither would I, but it is an option. Personally I'd probably leave them as is. Depends on his temperature and windy conditions. Also, not sure how high is "too high"?

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Old 11-24-19, 08:22 AM
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No way I'd want to do that on 300 sq ft of shingles.
Amen to that!

So might want to give some thought, are you talking every shingle, a few?

The damage to trying to fix might out weight the long term life!

A tough lesson learned for sure!
 
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High as in just above the top of the lower shingle. Enough so each shingle only has 4 nails though. It is 42 and raining all day today but tomorrow will be 50 as a high and sunny. I think I might try adding 3 or 3 more nails per shingle before they stick
 
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Brian, please tell me where you are if some of that 50 and sun is headed towards Maine

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I am located in Rhode Island
 
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