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Question DetailsAsked on 6/23/2016

Need roof repaired

Need shingles on roof put back on by licensed roofer

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Answered 4 years ago by Member Services


Roofing is the Search the List category for this of course - to find well-rated and reviewed vendors.

When you say "need shingles on roof put back on" - assuming they blew off, depending on how long it has been since they were put on and how severe the wind were compared to manufacturer rating, you might have a warranty claim with the original installer or manufacturer.

Otherwise - "putting them back on", unless the nails or staples actually pulled out of the roof sheathing (the plywood or OSB or such that the shingles are nailed into), you cannot "put them back on" - the failure mode is usually tearing at the fastener line, leaving part flying and part left on the roof, or in a major storm tearing at the fasteners then tearing off when the next layer peels up. The shingles that came off are almost certainly going to have to be replaced with new ones - along with any that bent back over (folded) in the wind because they will almost certainly be cracked at the fastener line and ready to come off in the next good wind.

IF the nails or staples DID pull out of the shesathing, you have another problem too - the rest of the roof is at risk for similar type of failure or may have already partly pulled the fasteners, so it would be a good idea to check if the fasteners met code for your application and shingle thickness - might be cause for a warranty claim on that too if not up to code and manufacturer recommendation for type of shingle and sheathing you have.

Of course, if significant damage, don't forget your homeowner's insurance coverage if it is likely the damage will exceed your deductible by a significant amount - and if a large enough area is affected and the shingles are old it might be time to consider a total reroof, which will also solve the issue of the color of the new shingles not really matching the old ones because manufacturers changae colors almost every year.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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