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Old 11-21-2016, 10:19 AM   #1
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Are my shingles okay?


We are having a vicious winter storm; yesterday there were gusts over 50mph. A neighbor tells me a previous owner lost shingles in a storm, so I am a bit anxious about these things.

Every thing looks fine, except the corner shingles shown in the attached photo. They look up lifted a bit.

Anything to be concerned about?
How are these corners held down?

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Do you know if those are actual cap accessory shingles or perhaps 3-tabs cut?
In theory they do have a seal but on cap sometimes that seal never fully engages. Another problem with cap is they can get nailed too high and that doesn't help,especially if they don't seal well.
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Do you know if those are actual cap accessory shingles or perhaps 3-tabs cut?
In theory they do have a seal but on cap sometimes that seal never fully engages. Another problem with cap is they can get nailed too high and that doesn't help,especially if they don't seal well.
I don't know what they are; I bought a 6 year old house 4 years ago.
I was hoping you could tell from the photo.
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I don't know what they are; I bought a 6 year old house 4 years ago.
I was hoping you could tell from the photo.
My question wasn't all that key to any answer. More a bit of curiosity. But I think they may be 3-tab's cut in thirds based on the overall length.
If the shingles are at least 10 years old and nothing has blown off yet I would not lose any sleep over it. They probebly never fully sealed which is not uncommon for cap bent over a hip or ridge. If its a walkable pitch and you get high wind regularly I suppose you could manually seal them with some mastic.
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3, Tabs used as caps are 1/2 as thick has real cap shingles.
If it's only a single layer, it's a cut 3 tab.
They also cost about twice as much so sometimes people cheap out.
A 3 tab is far more likely to lift up and crack.
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Those are IKO, the caps are 3tabs. They look like they need some attention, nails might be blown through.
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Not sure if osi quad will cure in cold but read the small prints. Silicon I think will cure. Quarter size bead and stick it back. If necessary, drive a screw and cover with caulk. Silicon is the last thing I would use since it's sensitive about the surfaces but if it works in these temps, use it.
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Get a tube of Black Jack Roofing Cement to stick down the shingle edges.
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Attached is a photo of the area. It is very steep and very high. I am not going up there.
Could a handyman do this, or is a job for a roofer?

Can it wait until spring? What are the consequences of a problem now? Look bad; roof leak; house failure?

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Whoever does it make sure they are insured!!!! A knowledgeable handyman could do it but handymen are not all created equal. A professional roofer for sure could handle it. Depending on how the roofing was done would/could be important if shingles start to get blown off....just losing one shingle could start a chain reaction and result in losing a lot more shingles. Water damage is always a possibility. Best to have a reputable roofer look at it ASAP.....'stitch in time'.
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