How to repair a divot in roof

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  1. Apr 30, 2018 #1

    RudisFL

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    20180426_095850.jpg At the edge of my roof I have a divot. Water backed into the roof when the gutters stopped working.

    Rather than approach it from the top --- I don't want mismatched shingles. Can I fix this by working on it from under the eve?
     
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    No, proper and only way to fix is remove the shingles from above. If you're lucky, you may get the shingles to separate by using a shingle pry bar. Go at least 2 courses past where the damage is. Repair the decking, install new underlayment and replace the shingles. Get a tube of roof cement and caulk where you separated the seal strips. Like I said, you may get lucky.
     
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    That roof looks like it has several issues, main one being who ever installed them do not overhang them enough along that whole side.
    Sure looks like there's also no drip edge, and gutter or fascia has pulled away.
    Looks like far end is also in trouble.
    That whole section where the low spot is by now rotted beyond just a small patch.
     
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    How old are the shingles?
     
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    At least 7 years old. That's how long I've been in the house.
     
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