Prevent Repairs with San Antonio Roofing Contractors Keep your attic cool. This will prevent heat from building up
under the shingles, which causes oils in the asphalt to dry, shortening their lifespan. Increase ventilation by adding
turbine vents near the ridge line of the roof. Turbine vents are heat driven, so when warm air rises from the attic, the
turbine spin and releases the hot air. They are very low maintenance and don’t require electricity to work. Do You Need
a New Roof Call San Antonio Roofing Contractors On the sunniest side of your roof; bend a corner of several shingles.
If they break rather than flex, or are gray and bloated, your roof will probably need replacement soon. Also, if you are
seeing a lot of mineral granules washing off the shingles into the gutters or at the base of down spouts, the protective
surface of the asphalt is wearing away and also indicates that the roof is near end of life. Find Replacement Shingles
you don’t have a bundle of extra shingles saved from the roof installation find one that is similar in size, weight and color
from a roofing store. Asphalt shingles are manufactured in long strips and are notched so they look like individual
shingles. When repairing damaged asphalt shingles, it is not necessary to replace the entire strip. Repair a Torn or
Curling Shingle Apply a layer of roofing cement to the back of the damaged shingle, and press into place. Either weigh
the shingle with a brick while it sets, or tack the edge with roofing nails. San Antonio Roofing Contractors can Replace
Shingles Lift the line of shingles above the one to be replaced with a pry bar, being careful not to damage them. Along
the edge of the damaged shingle, slide a pry bar along its length to break the black self sealing strip that holds them in
place. Pull the nails out of the bad shingle and remove it. If you don’t want or need to replace the entire strip, use heavy
scissors to cut the shingle from the strip. Measure the area and cut a new shingle to fit. Slip the new shingle under the
layer above. If possible, drive the new roofing nails into the original holes. If that isn’t possible, seal the old holes with
roofing cement. When you hammer in new nails, place the flat end of a pry bar over the nail and hammer the pry bar.
This will help prevent damage from the hammer. Coat the nail heads with roofing cement and press the overlaying
shingle back into place. Repairing Shingles on Ridges