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Old 10-09-2016, 08:02 AM   #1
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While I didn't get much of the storm compared to those down south, I did manage to get some damage. Maybe I can fix it myself?

Big stick punched through the roof of my shed and is still just sticking out the top. It's still windy and raining so not much I can do about it but move everything that was already soaked to a dry section of the shed. How would the roofing experts tackle this?
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Direct hit. Pretty impressive.

If you don't want to pull the full section of roof off, you can stitch in a piece of lumber on the inside to close the hole, remove the damaged shingles on the exterior, patch the sheathing with a small section of metal, and then re-shingle.
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Direct hit. Pretty impressive.

If you don't want to pull the full section of roof off, you can stitch in a piece of lumber on the inside to close the hole, remove the damaged shingles on the exterior, patch the sheathing with a small section of metal, and then re-shingle.

I agree... alternatively the damage looks small enough you could just go with the sheet metal to cover the hole. Then just don't try to nail where the hole is. A couple dabs of tar under the shingles if needed. The nice thing about "stitch in a piece of lumber on the inside to close the hole" is it gives a solid surface a roofing nail would sink in to whereas with my alternative you skip a nail where the hole is.
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Just bought a caulk gun, aluminum flashing, and roof hole sealant at lowes when I picked up a saw I bought online.

I want to cover the hole in the plywood on the inside but am not sure how thick that plywood is so that the screws I use won't go all the way through. Should I use a piece of 2x that I have laying around already or does it need to be plywood?
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The hole is small enough that, like @craig11152 said, you don't really even need the support on the inside.

Run the aluminum and if you are worried, throw some scrap between the rafters as a blocker.
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It's done temporarily. Not I want to fix it with shingles when I have more time because the metal is kinda ugly.
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Being that this is a gable style roof and the hole is on the second row down from the top most section how many layers up will I need to lose to get that damaged section of shingles off? All the videos show them taking nails out 3 rows above but in this case 3 rows up and the roof takes a turn.
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You don't need to take out any layers of shingles, just the ones out that are damaged.
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I have to remove nails from under layers above that set of shingles though right?
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I have to remove nails from under layers above that set of shingles though right?
A flat bar will be your best friend for that.
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I have one of those, I think I have 2 actually. No problem there.
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I have one of those, I think I have 2 actually. No problem there.
There you go...Just be very gentle breaking the seal from the shingle above so you don't damage it. Once you've done that then you'll be able to get under the damaged shingles (there's two) and pop the nails up with the flat bar.

It's an easy repair but a little TLC so you don't damage the good ones is key.
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Yes you do, one of these or something similar would help.


http://www.homedepot.com/p/Dasco-Pro...-640/202519559
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So apparently the stick hit the worst possible area because it was right between 2 shingles and the top of the shingles below them. I replaced all 3 today with only one snag. The bottom most shingle I could not get the nails out and managed to rip the shingle over the nails. The nails were embedded into the plywood so I just kept them in and added the 4 nails beside where those were. Biggest issue was that the hole was in the gap between the 2 sets of shingles but I put a fresh piece of aluminum flashing up under the shingles above and beside the holes so I highly doubt it will ever leak. I also put the sealant on the bottom and sides of the metal to make it stick to the shingles and seal. I had dirty hands so I couldn't get a picture from up close.
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Now the inside of the shed stinks like mildew from where all the rain water got in and the floor is kinda swelled up where is got wet. I left the doors open most of the day yesterday but it still stinks pretty bad. Any remedies for that?
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