Loose roof shingles
I belong to a little brick bungalow in the midwest US, built in
Contractor did a scrape and shingle back in '96 ("20 year" shingles). Missed a
spot around a vent. I took some ceiling damage before he got over to nail down
some loose shingles.
Now I got at least 2 more shingles near the peak, flappin' in the hi winds.
I am old and infirm, cannot walk the roof. Distrust my footwear, the surface,
and my balance. But I can hang off a ladder, get a little work done.
I measured: it's 13' from the edge of the roof to the loose shingles.
To secure the loose shingles, one just smears plastic roof cement underneath
and allow to cure?
I'm thinking, if I get 2 14' boards, sharpen the end of one, use that to
hold a shingle up, put a mess of cement on the end of the other, push it
up, flip it over to apply cement, I could maybe get a decent bond.
Does this sound practical? Alternatives (for a 1 man job from roofs edge)?
Under the shingle and press it down into the cement.
Yes but for $50 bucks in today's economy I bet you can find an agile younger
person to climb up there and do it right.
If you feel you have to do it, I would use your wedge and a "pony" paint
roller coated in cement to roll it on then use a clean one to roll over it
and press it down. A little extra weight on the clean one will help.
Be careful up there. Us older guys break when we fall.
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