Quick How-To: Replace Your Own Shingles

At Absolute Roof Restoration, we will always gladly accept your business, but we know sometimes that some small repairs can be done without our team. Every few weeks moving forward, we are going to include quick lessons and step-by-step tutorials on how to handle small issues with your roof. To start, we are going to cover an easy one: How To Replace A Damaged Shingle.


For this job, you’ll need: Hammer, Anchor Nails, Crow Bar (or Smaller Alternative) Roof Concreate and Fresh Shingles


  • First, start by removing the damaged shingles from the roof, and their previously-used nails, with your hammer, crow bar or a crow bar alternative method like a putty tool or box cutter. Look for the nails by the slits of the shingles on the top portion where the shingles run up to horizontally.
  • Clean the area that was covered by the shingles and look for any damage to the area from wind or weather
  • Next, slide in the shingles from bottom to top, in the exact same place where you just removed the damaged shingles
  • Securely place the shingles in a tight position, and use anchor nails to mount the new shingles in position. Make sure that all parts of your roof are covered before nailing down!
  • Lastly, use roof concrete along the tar strips to create another method of holding your shingles in place. Firmly press down the now adhesive-covered strips to the overhanging shingles below.


With this quick repair done correctly, your roof will be good as new!

Before booking your next roofing job, be sure to talk with each roofing company you’re considering and get their feedback and advice on what precautions and extra measures need to be taken for your home or business. No roof is the same, so trust a company who has experience under their belt like Absolute Roof Restoration!

            Interested in our services? Contact Larry Latimer at (903)477-6138 or Arturo Garcia at (903)879-2039 for a free estimate.