Came home early and saw that heavy winds head on to the edge of the roof
shingles were lifting them a few inches along one tier.
In a few other areas, the shingles were starting to lift a 1/2 inch or so.
I went up and used shingle glue and some weight plates to secure down the
worst tier. (The ladder blew down, buts that another story and I don't want
to get you laffing).
Anyway, when the winds calm, whats the best maintenance steps? Nailing
through the top shingle layer is a no-no, correct? BTW, we commonly get
substantial winds around here.
If you are in a hurricane-prone area or are exposed to winds in excess
of 60 mph, you need to plan for a roof replacement with a material that
will withstand those winds. Shingles are not one of the options.
Consider either metal roofing or adhesive-attached tile.
The wind gets so strong where I am it's enough to blow the head off of
you. We gum down each shingle as they are installed. Forget that silly
little line of gum under the celophane strip. I'd carry on and gum down
what you have started and do a yearly inspection of your entire roof -
either with binoculars from ground level or up on the roof. BTW I have
had ladders go over in the past and it's not fun when your're up 3
stories. I installed 2 sets of good eye hooks on each side of my house
into the facia . stud. I always hook the ladder on to these whenever I
am up there.
Please post the part about the ladder falling. I need a laugh.
To fix, get roofing cement in a caulking tube. Put a gob or two under
each loose tab and push it down. Do this when it's warm and not
windy. Of course replace all missing or torn tabs too.
But it helps if you do a neat job of the patching, because after a
couple of years, the shingle will try to buckle around the patches.
Thus, for best long term results, you need to follow the line of the
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