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Old 10-28-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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will this minor damage cause leaking?

I cleared some gutters on a lady's roof. Had to clamber from tier to tier, and may have damaged some shingles.

Anyway there is some minor damage, wherever it came from, which I photographed. I am hoping someone knowledgeable has an opinion as to whether it will cause leaking. You can see my finger or thumb there as a size reference. Many, many thanks for any help.


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Old 10-28-2012, 04:01 PM   #2
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Going to cause major damage, replace the broken shingles and smach the person in the back of the head that tryed to fix it with roofing tar.


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Old 10-28-2012, 06:53 PM   #3
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:10 PM   #4
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Well, thanks again for your advice.

I am not the one who put caulk on it before! Never been there before. But I mighta ripped something off OF that caulk there accidentally.

Anyway, I did go back up just now and she and I got it amply silicone-caulked for a strictly temporary fix. Since I don't know how to put in a new shingle well, it's dark, and it's gonna rain hard for some days. I was gonna go to Lowe's but she is pretty country and assured me she was confident in the gunk she had on hand. Lacking a putty knife (stuff was pretty stiff anyways), I smashed the stuff down as hard as I could with a loose shingle.

The roof looks OK generally to my totally amateur eye. But whoever shingled it left the shingles hanging over the edge almost 3/4-inch... unsupported. They've been bent down in several places, a few by me probably in clambering from tier to tier, but mostly not by me. So the general effect is a decent looking roof with some crumminess at the edge. Mostly the crumminess is just bent-down shingle - which itself might be questionable - as opposed to the even worse stuff that I show in my pictures.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:04 PM   #5
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I wouldn't beat myself too much on this. From what I can see from the brittleness the roof life was over a few years back.
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