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msg123
Dimensional / Architectural Aspalt Shingle Repair
msg123

I have architectural shingles on my roof and one is broken. The "tooth" like section of the top layer ripped horizontally across. The bottom layer of the shingle is intact and not cracked or broken. Even if water gets under it it would obviously just run along the bottom layer so is any repair needed? Should I add sealant to attach it to the bottom layer? Should I replace the whole shingle? If I add sealant should it be just tacked by the corners or a whole horizontal bead? I only ask because it don't want to accidentally trap water anywhere. Thanks in advance for any advice.

A. Spruce
Re: Dimensional / Architectural Aspalt Shingle Repair
A. Spruce

I would recommend replacement of the shingle.

Technically, architectural shingles are two layers, one solid layer and one with the cut-out patter overlayed/glued to the first. While you have not lost much integrity of your roof system, you have lost aesthetic integrity.

While shingle replacement is a pretty easy thing to do, it isn't for someone who doesn't like ladders, heights, or has at least a working knowledge of how a composition roof is installed. If you are well versed in handy home repairs, then go for it, if you are not, hiring a roofing company will be the cheapest thing you've ever done!

dj1
Re: Dimensional / Architectural Aspalt Shingle Repair
dj1

You "repair" a torn, ripped, broken shingle - only when the base layer is OK - if you don't care how it looks, or if it's in a hidden location.

Otherwise, replace the shingle. YouTube has some demo videos, showing what to do and not to do in shingle replacement.

When replacing, remember:
- By now the shingles are stuck together, they are not as flexible, making it easy to damage other shingles.
- If the replacement piece doesn't exactly match, it will be noticeable.
- When you remove a shingle, you may cause a rip in the tar paper, if you do, don't ignore it.
- The new shingle must be nailed/stapled or it will blow with the wind.

Fix or replace? your call.

llmotoll
Re: Dimensional / Architectural Aspalt Shingle Repair
llmotoll

What A. Sprice said

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