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To repair damaged shingles, lift the shingles above the damaged area, and remove nails that impede the shingle from sliding into a firm position. Fix curled-back shingles by reattaching them with asphalt roof cement or a... More »

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To repair a leaking roof valley, take the shingles off the roof, and attach the flashing onto the surface under the valley. Coat the flashing with caulk, and place the shingles back on the roof. Carefully examine each sh... More »

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In most instances, the best way to repair a leaking roof vent is to replace the vent with a new one. Roof vent boots are made of plastic or metal, as of 2015. With plumbing vents, the rubber gasket that surrounds the pip... More »

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To install a vented ridge cap on a shingle roof, remove the cap shingles and roof decking, install the ridge vents per the manufacturer's instructions, and nail them into place. A vented ridge cap runs the length of a bu... More »

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To install a gabled aluminum patio roof, get rid of old shingles, nails and dirt that might be on the roof structure, and cover it with some felt paper. Attach one section of aluminum roofing to the roof structure using ... More »

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To replace a shingled shed roof, begin at the top of the roof and work downwards using a pry bar to completely remove the existing shingles, felt and any nails. Next, starting at the bottom left, place the new felt so th... More »

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To lay shingles, first remove any nails, limbs or debris that may be sticking out on the roof. Install a drip edge and staple the felt to the roof. Lay down a row of starter shingles at the bottom of the roof along the e... More »

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