Shingle Roof Repair Types
Asphalt Shingle Replace & Coat
There are two ways to repair shingle roofs. The ﬁrst method is to replace the blown off shingles with new ones–and that it! However, in the next big wind storm the remaining old, brittle shingles will continue to blow off and you will be calling your roofer again. The long term solution is to coat your shingle roof after you replace the missing shingles.
The secret is using 5 gals per 100 SF on most roofs. That way the shingle laps are ﬁrmly cemented down and will resist high wind blow off. Even better is to have Leakmaster put an aluminum termination along the roof’s edge to protect the vulnerable ﬁrst row from blowing off. In terms of the roof color, pure white is becoming more accepted as an elegant alternative in Hawaii’s neighborhoods. However, if you wish to blend in more, the coating can be tinted to a light to medium color
How confident am I of our application? I did this on my attorneys’ home in Kailua and she loves it. The ceramic based coating keeps her home cool (acting as a heat dump) even though she decided to tint it to a light brown. If you want a new shingle roof, we do that also.
Wood Shake & Shingles
Wood roofs have grown very expensive over the recent years, due to high material costs. The good news is that even when they are missing many shingles they can be brought back to life with an expert repair. You want to replace those missing shingles because underneath is a thin, black roofing felt that will be eaten up by the sun’s UV if they are not covered up. Once the felt is burned thru, a leak will occur. Often, the “ridge” of the roof (at the very top) and the “hip shingles” (which come down the roof in a triangular fashion) will be blown off by high winds. To prevent that, we recommend nailing them all down with a stainless steel fastener that won’t rust out over time. If you wish us to rejuvenate the roof with boiled linseed oil we will do that. However, it is a waste of money unless you do the repair work first.