Are these shingles that fell off my roof?

Old 12-25-20, 11:37 AM
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Are these shingles that fell off my roof?

Merry Christmas. I found these in my backyard after a particularly windy storm. Are these roof shingles? I'm wondering if I need to get a roofer to check out if there's a problem on my roof. Thanks.

Old 12-25-20, 12:22 PM
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If they match the shingles on your roof and you found them in your yard then... yes. It's very likely they are your shingles. Those are the pieces that cover the ridge line. If your roof was done right it should still be mostly watertight for the short term but you should have those shingles put back on the roof. If you have a ladder, hammer and a few roofing nails it's pretty easy... except for the high off the ground part.
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Your attic will be exposed to the rain if the cap shingles found were covering a ridge vent. Ridge vents are installed to allow heat from the sun to escape from the attic.
Old 12-26-20, 03:28 AM
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Obviously the first question, have you looked up on the roof to see if there are any missing? Ridge caps should be pretty easy to spot if missing!
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imho if you really want a ridgecap to hold especially if there's a spongy mesh type ridge vent installed , use exterior screws and exterior washers (to give it a big flat head and not rip off leaving the nail stuck in the roof which looks happened here) that'll make them snugger to the roof with the vent in place.

Also you are only relying on the tar strip to keep the shingles down or wind drive rain from getting under while the shingle is bent around like that instead of normally they're flat on each other and the tar strips becomes a much better seal, can add extra roofing cement/roof caulk in that area to strengthen .

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