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Old 09-27-2016, 06:41 PM  
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Default Holes in asphalt shingles / possible hail damage

I did a fall roof inspection this past weekend, after we had a significant hailstorm last week (but no leaking through our upstairs ceilings that I've seen). Aside from a lot of algae and moss growing (which I plan to spray this upcoming weekend with bleach and water), I saw probably 20-30 small holes in the asphalt shingles that look like they possibly were hail damaged. I've seen a few of these months ago but there are more now (or perhaps I'm just noticing them more). An example is right in the middle of this image:

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1) Is this anything to worry about?
2) If so what should I do to repair?

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1. Yes
2. File an insurance claim.


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Only if it penetrates the shingle beneath.
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Hard to know what's going on with that one close up picture.
When I see tar all over a roof I think there was an old leak.
Done right there was no need for tar at that joint.
Somethings just wrong about the way those two roofs were tied in together.
Really want to file a claim, pay the deductable, may have your insurance dropped or go up for something that could be DIY fixed for about $70.00?
Only need a flat bar and a hammer to do the repair.
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[QUOTE=joecaption;158156]Hard to know what's going on with that one close up picture.
When I see tar all over a roof I think there was an old leak.
Done right there was no need for tar at that joint.
Somethings just wrong about the way those two roofs were tied in together.
Really want to file a claim, pay the deductable, may have your insurance dropped or go up for something that could be DIY fixed for about $70.00?
Only need a flat bar and a hammer to do the repair.[/QOTE]

The tar is vulkum, I was recommended to fill that flashing between the stucco (top left), a flat roof over our three season porch (whitish asphalt) and the red shingles. So no problem there. How to repair the others? Just fill in with roofing caulk?
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Any shingles with a hole in them need to be replaced not just patched.
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Any shingles with a hole in them need to be replaced not just patched.
Any good youtube videos or step-by-step instructions on replacing the shingles? I had one that was loose and just caulked it back into place, then nailed and caulked over the nail. This will be my first time with a full shingle replacement and I am concerned about really screwing it up.
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1st question; Do you have any of the shingles, or, are they still available in the color?

The instructions a pretty simple and as recommended, a flat bar and a hammer are a good start.
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1. Yes
2. File an insurance claim.
Amazing what you can see on a computer instead of a scratched up Iphone screen protector.

Might want to hang up the phone with the insurance claim, especially at 3 in the morning and she sound hideous.
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So, an update.

Insurance adjustor came out and said no, no haildamage that he saw but he things that the scratched shingles on the bottom of the roof by the gutters are due to a roof rake and should be replaced.

I had a roofing contractor here tonight to quote repairing a fascia board that was rotting out, and while they were at it to replace those shingles. He gets up on the roof to look at the shingles and surprise surprise I need a new roof due to nails being overdriven and old vents.

I am pretty skeptical - while I understand an insurance adjustor may not be the best person to trust to say "everything's fine" he spent a whole lot more time up there than this salesman did, and he isn't trying to sell me anything.

Advice? Of course I'm not going to just drop $7k after a 30 minute scare job but I also don't want to ignore what could be a real problem. Besides one loose shingle that I glued and nailed last summer no work has been done on this roof in the 2 years I've owned the house. The sellers put on the disclosure that it was over 8 years old.

Thanks - I appreciate all the help I get on this forum. My education and life experience gave me no useful skills besides typing on the Internet

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