I own a 1996 house with a CertainTeed shingled roof. Everytime we get
high winds the shingles flap in the wind until they break off. I
probably loose 10 shingles a year. Does anyone know a method to fix
this problem? (Short of a new roof.) I thought about using an adhesive
caulk and glue each and every shingle.
Eight year old roof and you want to glue down a million tabs. I would
go for the new roof and this time get one that is designed for high winds.
Also make sure it is put one during the time of year when it will have an
opportunity to get good and hot not long after it is on.
Phil wrote:>I own a 1996 house with a CertainTeed shingled roof. Everytime we
shingles, check the placement and quantity of the fasteners. They should be
about an inch above the exposure line(where a shingle laps over the underlying
one), right above the tab cut-out. Staples should be parallel to the length of
the shingle. Also, check whether or not the roofers used too much air pressure
and sank the fasteners beyond flush with the surface of the shingles. Tom
Someday, it'll all be over....
They sell roofinf cement used on rolled roofing that you could use to glue each
tab down. It's not that hard to do and is a lot cheaper then a new roof. I have
repaired many roofs like that. Seems to be a comman problem with some types of
Roof put on by builder? You might check the brand/style of shingle to
see how long it is warranteed. Our Elk roof info was on the internet
and showed the prorated value by age. Of course, if winds were higher
than the roofing is rated for, then it probably won't apply. Unusual
roof? Steep? File insurance claim?
No, they are Certainteed. I found out that they were stapled to the
roof, not nailed. All the houses in my neighborhood have the same
Also, a local roofer told me that you do not need to remove the paper
from the seal strip like years ago. Is this true?
BTW, Are Owens Corning shingles poor quality?
Phil wrote:>No, they are Certainteed. I found out that they were stapled to the
I've stapled many a roof, and as long as the staples are parallel to the
shingle, and properly driven, they hold fine. You get the occasional roofer in
a hurry, not worrying about staple placement, and then things add up. Correct,
you don't need to remove the separator strip from shingles nowadays. It's there
to keep 'em from sticking together in the bundle. OC shingles are of good
quality, no affiliation. Tom
Someday, it'll all be over....
Several conditions must be met when using staples. First, staples is a cost
cutting method when installing shingles, no Government Agency allows
shingles to be stapled in their specifications. Many high wind areas around
the country prohibit the use of staples (code violation), I know this from
being a roofer for 30+ years & being a licensed contractor in a high wind
area. Certain styles of shingles are not to be stapled per manufacturer, you
did not say which style you have (3 tab, Landmark TL, Horizon etc.). When
all of the conditions are met to staple fastening, the staple must
penetrate at least 3/4" into the sheathing OR at least 1/8" through thinner
The paper was never to be removed on shingles. Manufacturers have been
printing on the cellophane (DO NOT REMOVE) for at least 15 years, this was
because those not familiar with installation were removing. When removed,
and wind catches underneath, entire roof coverings are blown off. All
shingles are not alike, they put shingles through flexibility tests, wind
tests, composite tests etc.
I would make a call to your local building dept., inquire about _if_ staples
Owens Corning is a retail shingle, considered the bottom of the line
covering in my area.
The shingles on my house right now are CertainTeed, not sure which
I plan to replace them in three to five years (if I can get them to
My county is not typically high wind area, it is just that I built a
house on a ridge in a valley, on a farmer's field. No trees, the
mountains funnel storms to my house. Most houses in my neighborhood
have the same builder and the same roof problems.
Please give me advice on the new roof. This is my plan:
1. remove old roof.
2. Replace any plywood, if needed.
3. Replace roof with new paper, and CertainTeed Shingle (Model TBD)
4. Have contractor use six nails per shingle.
I read in Consumer Reports that the heavyiest shingle does not always
mean most wind resisteant nor longest lasting. Do you agree? They also
suggested using six nails per shingle in high wind areas. Do you
Which shingle make/model would you use for my house?
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