Replacing individual shingles

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Old 12-04-01, 02:19 PM
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Replacing individual shingles

The gentleman who inspected the townhouse that I purchased told me that I needed to replace a few shingles. hBesides purchasing matching shingles, how do I go about replacing individual shingles w/o making any unnecessary holes? Thanx
 
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Old 12-04-01, 08:41 PM
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It is very difficult to find exactly matching shingles, even with the exact same brand and color, due to weathering and manufacturing variations, but that's another story.
Just do the best that you can. If the roofing isn't too old, they should blend in o.k.
Raise the shingle layer above the one that you want to replace.
(Carefully. You don't want to break it.)
Cut the old roofing nail(s) with a flat hacksaw blade, and remove the old damaged piece.
Nail in the new 3-tab shingle or piece at or just above the tar line, being sure to match the surrounding tab layout.
You can add a dab of black plastic roofing cement to help hold the upper shingles down, if you want.
Good Luck!
Mike
 
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