Reusing Asphalt Shingles

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-17-2007, 08:52 PM   #1
AbriamBarkerCarpentry
 
AbeBarker's Avatar
 
Trade: Carpenter
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Revere, MA
Posts: 190
Rewards Points: 150

Reusing Asphalt Shingles


When removing shingles to address a roof leak, and applying Ice and Water shield to the decking do?

You guys think it's ok to reuse the existing shingles (because they match the other shingles) as long as you put a new nail next to the old nail hole, and also fill in the old nail hole with a new nail and fill that over with roofing silicone.

I've been doing this for a while.
AbeBarker is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 04-17-2007, 09:06 PM   #2
Pro
 
reveivl's Avatar
 
Trade: Renovations
Join Date: May 2005
Location: West Coast Canada
Posts: 1,716
Rewards Points: 1,000

Re: Reusing Asphalt Shingles


It'll work, don't guarantee it, set them up for a full re-roof next season.

Advertisement

__________________
From where does knowledge come? If you need to know what is in a box, you could ask someone (not reliable), you could pray, (not useful), you can consult with the scripture (not helpful) or you could open the box (science)
reveivl is offline  
Old 04-18-2007, 12:57 AM   #3
3rd gen,it's in the blood
 
roofwiz74's Avatar
 
Trade: roofing
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Roellen,TN
Posts: 458
Rewards Points: 250

Re: Reusing Asphalt Shingles


I always reuse the old shingles.Unless I mess one up.
if you are roofing right that little nail hole isn't going to matter.
__________________
You have ONE advantage over me.....you can kiss my butt and I can't!!
roofwiz74 is offline  
Old 04-18-2007, 03:13 PM   #4
Pro
 
Tom M's Avatar
 
Trade: GC/ Interior & Exterior Remodeling
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bergen County, NJ
Posts: 4,358
Rewards Points: 3,912

Re: Reusing Asphalt Shingles


Ive always reused as well. Just move nail and re sealwith blackjack.
Tom M is online now  
Old 04-18-2007, 10:19 PM   #5
Pro
 
Dik Redi's Avatar
 
Trade: Masonry
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 164
Rewards Points: 150

Re: Reusing Asphalt Shingles


cany any way say SHOEMAKER?
Dik Redi is offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 06:22 AM   #6
Commercial Roofing
 
AaronB.'s Avatar
 
Trade: Roofing Contractor
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Illinois IL
Posts: 1,220
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Reusing Asphalt Shingles


Like SHoemaker-Levy 9?

I do this all the time, and re-seal the tabs with a caulk and warrant all of my work.
__________________
http://www.roseroofing.net/
Seamless Industrial and Commercial Roofing Systems, Residential Repair. For Those That Demand Quality!
Free roof inspections within 12 miles of our locale.
AaronB. is offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 06:52 AM   #7
AbriamBarkerCarpentry
 
AbeBarker's Avatar
 
Trade: Carpenter
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Revere, MA
Posts: 190
Rewards Points: 150

Re: Reusing Asphalt Shingles


When you think about it, making a shoe is more complex than shingling a roof Mr. Smartypants.
AbeBarker is offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 07:11 AM   #8
Pro
 
Tom M's Avatar
 
Trade: GC/ Interior & Exterior Remodeling
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bergen County, NJ
Posts: 4,358
Rewards Points: 3,912

Re: Reusing Asphalt Shingles


Shoemaker? This is repair work and usually a disconitinued or faded product being serviced. If visible from the ground reusing looks less like patch work.
Tom M is online now  
Old 04-19-2007, 08:16 PM   #9
Pro
 
dougger222's Avatar
 
Trade: Roofing Contractor
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Stillwater Minnesota
Posts: 1,648
Rewards Points: 1,056

Re: Reusing Asphalt Shingles


I've noticed over the years the ability to patch really depends on the wind. If you get lucky you'll find all the shingles that blew off on the roof or near the house. Just the other day while bidding a 50sq 8/12 hip roof there were four ridge cap that had blown off. The roofers used staples and stapled about two inches to high on every ridge. There were about 10 other feet of ridge that had been repaired. I told them that since hail had come through which would warrant a new roof that perhaps now it was time to do the roof right.

Gone to jobs to do patch work and after the wind came through all the shingles that blew off were long gone. One house had a straight line wind come through and took the garage off the house and spread it hundreds of yards along the back pasture. A small flagpole standing four feet to the house side was still standing! Another house had what was claimed to be 100 mph wind. The wind picked up and took off a 12 sq hip roof, trusses and all!!! The rest of the house 20 sq's didn't have even a tab missing. After some pretty brutal wind a couple years ago I got called back to replace some ridge on a 65sq 10/12. The shingles were Iko Dynasty laminates and I've got to admit they were pretty nice. The ridge I didn't care for, five blew off but no shingles blew off. The house next door being built wasn't so lucky. The roof was about half done and the wind took the garage right off the side of the house!

A lot of the time when shingles are flopping in the wind they tend to crack and bend so re-using some of these can be questionable, however they will match the best.

Advertisement

dougger222 is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shingles Nailed Above Nail Line.. Help!! Unregistered Roofing 24 04-20-2011 09:14 PM
Owens corning a solid strip of tar nolo Roofing 26 01-29-2008 01:25 AM
Asphalt Shingles on Bow Window-Hip Caps?? warrenc Roofing 7 08-15-2006 05:43 PM
Touching up Light Asphalt Shingles slickshift Painting & Finish Work 11 08-09-2006 09:58 PM
metal vs. asphalt shingles jlandry Roofing 2 12-18-2005 09:54 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?