Learn how to easily replace loose roof shingles and readjust fallen shingles. Using asphalt roof cement can help glue existing shingles back into place after coming loose.
LESLIE: Heading out to Utah where Emma needs some help with a roofing situation. What’s going on?
EMMA: Yeah, my daughter bought a house and it turns out it's going to be a bit of a fixer-upper.
TOM: (overlapping voices) OK.
EMMA: So her shingles
are flapping in the wind.
TOM: Flapping in the breeze, huh? (Leslie chuckles)
EMMA: And she wants to know what she could do to – so she won't lose any more than what she has ...
LESLIE: So they stay put.
TOM: Yeah, very simple. What's she's going to do is pick up some asphalt roof cement. It comes in a caulking tube. And she's going to put a little dab of that underneath all of the loose edges of the shingles and press them down.
TOM: And that will dry and it will seal them in place. And you know, if they're getting to be older, she may have to do that from time to time.
Now if those break off, then you can actually buy replacement shingles and you can sort of extract the one shingle that's broken and slip in a new shingle, too, without replacing the whole roof. So it's totally reparable and something that she can probably stay on top of.
EMMA: OK. I thank you so much. I appreciate that.
TOM: You're welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.