Missing shingles must be replaced as soon as possible if you want to prevent the risk of water infiltrations in your house. Luckily, it is a rather simple process, especially in the case of common asphalt shingle, and the work can be done in no time, even if you are a skilled homeowner who decides to do a DIY project instead of hiring a Littleton roofing experienced professional.
First, you must pry gently to break the shingle free. Use a flat bar underneath it and break the seal-down strips free. Shingles should rip easily, there is no need to use force, because you may cause more damage. Shingles are typically fastened with 8 nails and you will have to lift up shingles that cover those nails in order to remove all 8 of them.
Work the pry bar gently as you pull the damaged shingle out. Take a new shingle and slide it into place. Add the nails and the sealant. That’s all!
Just remember that working on the roof always require some special security measures, as well as specific tools to get such a job done. In this case, for replacing missing shingles, you will need a pry bar, a hammer, new shingles as well as shingle nails.