A broken or cracked shingle can usually be patched up pretty easily, and you might not even need to replace it – although common sense dictates it in most cases. However, when the shingle is missing, you have no choice. You have to get a replacement and get it installed the old fashioned way; by climbing a ladder to the area in question and fastening the shingle firmly in place to prevent water from seeping into your home next time it rains.
Missing shingles can become a problem in many cases. As you know, the shingles act as the roof’s front line of defense against hail storms, rain, snow and all manner of things that might threaten your home’s structural integrity. So it’s important to act fast when trying to eliminate the problem.
You typically have two options: either do it yourself, or call a Shelby roofer. In the event that you want to turn the whole thing into a DIY job, you’ll still need to contact your roofer for advice and to get the right shingle materials, such as the shingle itself and some durable roofing cement. Also, you’ll need some tools and safety equipment such as a sturdy hammer, a good ladder and a reliable harness.
Once you have everything, all you have to do is remove any of the remains of the old shingle (if necessary), apply roofing cement beforehand, and slip the new shingle into place by pressing it firmly until it sticks.