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Old 04-30-2010, 10:08 PM   #1
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Mastik or mastic for wind lifted shingles?


About 40% of my shingles have lifted and sand and dirt have gotten into the sticky part that keeps the shingles down, so they don't stick anymore.

I've been told I need to put mastic or mastik down under the edge of each shingle, but I don't know what that is, where to get it, what it's like (big double stick tape? Something that goes in a caulk gun?) and probably most importantly what the technique is for repairing shingles that have lost their sticky with it.

The roof is about 3 years old and in great condition save for that and 2 missing shingles.

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WAIT! Your roof should be under warranty. Might not be if you mess with it. Can you call your roofer to remedy the situation?

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The home was purchased 6 months ago... I've already gone rounds about the roof with the previous owner, due to one of those roofers who came around and convinced me I had hail damage. The identity of the roofing company did not come out- it's possible it was a home job or some kind of barter.

Regardless the bridge with the previous owner got torched pretty badly so I doubt I'll get any contact from them. Good thought though!
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In that case, you cant buy roof cement in tubes for any caulk gun. As long as the seal-down strips have not been torn from the face of the shingle, then you can put a dime to penny sized dab under the corner of each tab and press the shingle firmly into it. If you have architectural shingles you can do this every 6" or so.

Remember... a little dab'll do ye.
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Aaron, you mean can in the first line I assume?
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yes, thank you, sorry
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So on a Tri-Tab we're talking 6 penny dabs per shingle?

Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
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if you know shingle manufacturer i would talk to them first if its an early failure. couldnt hoit
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So on a Tri-Tab we're talking 6 penny dabs per shingle?

Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
Yes, and work from the top down, in a harness, and from the point furthest from the ladder to the ladder, as if to paint yourself out of a room or else you will have the stuff all over ye.

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