Homeowners should inspect their roof after any storm to make sure that they aren’t damaged or missing shingles. Roof shingles that have fallen off should be repaired if damage is found. It’s relatively simple.

Don’t wait if you notice that shingles have fallen off after a storm.

To prevent water damage to the supporting roof structure or leaks within, they must be replaced or covered.

How to Repair Roof Shingles That Have Blown Off

It is possible to replace individual shingles or a group of shingles to fix roof shingles that have fallen off.

You can remove the damaged shingles and replace them with newer ones. These patches can be visible due to weather conditions that can cause older shingles’ colors to fade.

Your toolkit

To repair roof shingles that have fallen off, you will need the following tools:

  • Nail puller, hammer or pry bar, hammer, utility knife
  • Galvanized roofing nails
  • Ladder
  • Matching  shinglesFor small repairs, (one bundle suffices)

Steps to Replace a Shingle

Step 1

Use the pry bar to remove any damaged shingles and nails that might still be attached to the roof. Remove any debris and nails that may be attached to the roof if the shingle is not present. There are generally four nails. Two hold the missing shingle, and two hold the two above it. These two penetrate the shingle beneath it. These should be removed temporarily before you place the new shingle. You should not place a new shingle on top of old nails. This can cause damage to the new shingle.

Step 2

Place a new shingle underneath the one that is already there. To create a secure attachment, you may have to remove the nails from the shingle that is above it. Place the existing shingle or nail in its place and then replace the ones above

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