Had the roofers out two weeks ago and they put on a new three-tab roof
with asphalt shingles.
Had the "antenna" guy over last week and he put up a new antenna.
While antenna guy was on the roof, he mentioned that a shingle had a
tear in it (he said he didn't do it and since I have known for quite
awhile have no reason to disbelieve him).
Antenna guy said it just needed some caulking and I should call the
roofers back. I looked and actually there are two damaged shingles
(none of them anywhere near where the antenna guy was working.
One has a tear from the side. The tear starts about two inches down
from the bottom edge of the overlapping shingle and is about four
inches -- it goes almost in a straight line toward the center of the
shingle. I didn't measure, but I guess the shingles are 12 inches
across? They are standard sizes, anyway.
The second shingle looks as if part of the side was cut off, because
just below the bottom edge of the overlapping shingle, there is a
small strip missing, then a short vertical tear of less than an inch.
This tear runs downward, not across like the other shingle. Think of
a piece of standard office paper. It is as if you tore a small strip
downward from the top edge of the paper and then pulled it off,
leaving most of the paper intact, except for a small strip on the top
Is it worth calling the roofers back to fix this, which I imagine is
pretty quick and easy to do....or should I go buy some mystery gunk at
the hardware store and do it myself...In other words is this a real