Can Asphalt Shingles Be Repaired?

A Roofer Removes Damaged Shingles.

Can asphalt shingles be repaired

Are you seeing cracked shingles on your roof? Are your shingles missing granules or have divots in them from a hail storm? If so, you may be wondering about asphalt shingle repair. The simple answer is, “Yes.” In fact, the quicker you repair your asphalt shingles, the better. When you repair your shingles, especially if your roof is in otherwise good shape, you’ll avoid problems like leaks that can lead to extensive costly repairs or even premature replacement.

If you’re noticing problems or think you have roof damage, get a professional roofer like those at Greenco Construction Services to inspect your roof. Our reliable professionals can determine whether or not you need to repair or replace your roof. We’re experts at asphalt shingle repair and replacement in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX. To find out how we can help or schedule a service appointment call us at 469-858-2448.

Will roof leak with one shingle missing?

Whether you’ve had high winds blow shingles off or they’ve gone missing from wear and tear, you want to get asphalt shingle repair as soon as possible. Missing shingles can lead to more serious problems like leaks, and a roof leak unchecked can be costly. Even if just one shingle is missing, you’re at risk of leaks. 

Whenever a shingle goes missing, often just one tab of the 3-tab shingle has been torn off. While this may not sound all that bad, there’s a 1 in 3 chance that the shingle was on an open seam between the shingles below it. If that’s the case, you don’t have a shingle available to shed water, and that’s just inviting a roof leak the next time it rains, or sooner. You may not see water leaking immediately because the roof felt will provide temporary protection. Eventually, the water will find its way past the felt and you’ll get a leak.

How do you fix cracked shingles?

Along with missing shingles, cracked shingles are another common problem requiring asphalt shingle repair. Getting cracked shingles repaired quickly is the key to preventing costly problems in the future. If you have the right tools and skills, you can make the repair yourself. To repair cracked shingles yourself, follow the easy steps below.

Asphalt shingle repair do it yourself:

  • A thick bead of roofing sealant is applied under the crack.
  • Press the shingle down over the sealant.
  • A second bead of sealant is then applied over the crack.
  • Use a putty to spread the sealant over the crack.

If you don’t have the tools or skills, or have a steep-sloped roof, even a simple repair can be unsafe to make. When you are uncertain about making repairs, get help from a professional like Greenco Construction Services.

Asphalt roof repair kit

When you need to a simple asphalt shingle repair, whether you’re replacing a missing shingle or repairing cracked shingles, you’ll want to have the right tools available to make the repairs. Among the tools you’ll want to have handy include:

  • Sealant
  • A caulking gun to apply sealant
  • Hammer
  • Flat pry bar
  • Utility knife
  • Roofing nails

Can I replace my roof myself?

If your roof is more than 20 years old or there has been severe damage, you may need more than asphalt shingle repair. A roof replacement may be in order. While minor repairs like fixing a cracked shingle or replacing a missing shingle can often be done yourself, Greenco Construction Services recommends you not try to replace the whole roof yourself. Roof replacement is a major construction task and definitely requires more than one person to handle, especially if you want to get the job done right and fast. 

How much does it cost to repair asphalt shingle roof?

Asphalt shingle repair costs will vary, depending on how serious the repair is. You could pay as little as $150, or even less, for a minor repair like fixing cracked shingles. On the other hand, if you need to make moderate repairs, you’ll pay anywhere between $400 to $1,000, while a major repair could cost anywhere between $1,000 and $3,000. If repair costs begin to exceed $3,000, you may want to consider a roof replacement, because you’ll save money in the long run.

How can I get my insurance to pay for my roof?

If you need asphalt shingle repair, you may be able to get help from your insurance policy. Before you get repairs, you want to check your insurance policy. Many times really serious damage will be covered if it is a covered peril such as a fire or hailstorm. Your insurance won’t cover you if the repairs are needed because you’ve neglected maintenance on your roof. 

Once you’ve checked your policy, call a reliable roofer like Greenco Construction Services to inspect the roof. The roofer can confirm the damage and draw up an estimate that you can give to your insurer when you file a claim. If the damage is caused by a covered peril and the repair amount is over your deductible, your insurance company should cover the claim. Again, check with your insurance company to verify your policy.

A Roofer Installs Asphalt Shingles.

Asphalt roof repair contractors

If you have roof damage and need asphalt shingle repair in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX, you can count on the experienced professionals at Greenco Construction Services. We offer a complete range of roofing solutions. Find out how we can help or schedule a service appointment with us by calling 469-858-2448.