Winds of 100km, the yard was a mess, garbage, shingles, toy pools, wishing wells and leaves everywhere.
Step 1: Get New Shingles
In our case it was a laminated NY Driftwood bundle for 25 dollars at RoofMart.
This image will help you determine what to get: http://images.oldhouseweb.com/stories/bitmaps/10149/figs1thru4.gif
Step 2: Set Up
Then set up a ladder and bucket system, in the bucket you will probably need
- Roofing Nails
- Fulcrum for prying (2x4)
- Shingles, (one at a time. We used a vice grip tied to a rope to hoist up the shingles.
- Caulking Gun with Roof Tar Tube
Step 3: Understand Shingles
Shingles are in strips about 3 feet by 1 foot. They are attached by roofing nails (which have huge heads) and tar.
Shingles overlap so water runs off the roof.
Step 4: Remove the Nails
Carefully pry up the shingle until you find the nail. Pry at it with a screwdriver until you can pry it out with a crowbar.
Don't bend the shingles back too far, as you'll break them more.
Also, remove any other nails that are exposed from the damage.
Step 5: Remove the Shingle
If it is stuck in a corner, carefully pry up the next shingle. If it is still stuck, check for nails. If you hear a ripping sound, your prying too fast. If a large piece of shingle sticks to the above one, that one will have to go too, or your roof will bulge.
Step 6: Add Your New Shingle
If a head is covered, put the nail in the old hole, and put something flat and large on it. I used my flat crowbar. Hammer the shingle above it carefully to drive the nail back in. These nails are required for not only the layer below, but above. Don't miss any.
If this damages the above shingle, then try hammering the crowbar or something flat on top of the shingle and crowbar, like a shingle sandwich.
Step 7: Tar the Crap Out of It
Step 8: Final
The only problem with taking a after picture is finding out where the replaced shingles are! I couldn't tell the difference!
The colors are off slightly, however it can only be noticed from about 2 feet away.