I went on my roof and found that there are about 10 holes through the
shingles. They are about 1 inch long and 1/8 wide. The house is 3
years old and I just moved in. Should I replace the damaged shingles
or can i put a tar or something on them to fix them? Thanks.
I think the holes were caused by someone who had a ladder on the
roof. You know on some ladders there are those spikes on the feet
that rotate. I think someone punctured my roof with it and then just
Forget the insurance company then :(
Here's an article that talks about repairing shingles. Looks like it just takes
some roofing sealant. Makes sense to me.
President - Top Service Pros, Inc.
Connecting Homeowners and Local Service Professionals
Thanks for the article. I'm wondering if the previous owner was up
there installing christmas lights in the winter and didn't see the
marks the ladder was leaving?
Who knows? Anyways I'm going to try to buy some new shingles and try
to replace the broken ones, I think thats the best thing to do.
That sounds like the holes that staples make when they are
driven entirely through the shingles. Carefully pry apart the
tab with the hole in it from the shingle below. See if there
is a staple there. It may have been driven thru the shingle,
or it may be standing proud of the shingle below and worked
its way thru the shingle above.
Either way, seal the area under the shingle hole with a
polyeurethane caulk such as NP-1 or similar. Press the
shingle down onto the caulk until the caulk comes out of the hole.
It will be fine for 15 years or so.
Check with your insurance company. Do you live in a hail prone area? Any
recent storms? If you think it is hail damage and you can document the date of
the storm then you might want to call a roofer for an opinion and they can help
you work through the insurance.
In any case you need to get the shingles replaced
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