Replacing an Asphalt Shingle
The job isn’t hard, but it’s not exactly straightforward, either.
Shingles get damaged. Maybe a falling tree limb leaves a puncture, or wind rips a corner, or a careless teenager sneaking a cigarette on his parents’ porch roof tears a shingle. Replacement isn’t hard, but it’s not exactly straightforward, either.
First, try to pick a temperate day to replace asphalt shingles. If it’s too hot, you’ll damage the roof just by being on it, never mind burn your hands on the hot shingles. If it’s too cold, the shingles won’t be flexible. They’ll be hard to work with and likely to break when you try to bend them. Temperatures in the 60s are ideal. If it’s going to be a hot summer day, work very early in the morning. If it’s winter, wait until spring if you can. If you can’t, pick a sunny afternoon and work gently.