Roof Repairs by Shingle Type

It’s time to repair your Austin roof after a dangerous and harsh winter and before the spring rains come.  This section categorizes popular types of roofing supplies, their important characteristics, and learn how to repair them. Shingles at the moment are made in a wide range of materials and colors that can dramatically alter a home’s appearance.

We understand that your roof can cause a world of problems for you if you don’t get it repaired as soon as you see the damages. That is why we offer a range of comprehensive services that are fully designed to meet and exceed your every need. Whether you have had a poor roof installation that has leaked water into your home or simply some loose tiles that need a quick repair, we have experienced Austin roofing professionals who would be more than happy to make your repairs in no time at all.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are probably the most commonly used kind of shingle. They’re strengthened with fiberglass or paper and range in sturdiness; usually 20 to 30 years.

Asphalt shingles often have three sections or “tabs” per shingle and an overall length of three’. Most have dabs of tar or roofing cement on the entrance to carry down the shingle that will lay on high of it.

Asphalt Shingles Repair

Usually, a cupped or upturned shingle will be repaired by sticking it back down with roofing cement. Replace a shingle that is lacking (or loose) by gently bending again the shingles. Take away any nails and remaining scrap pieces. Slide and nail the new shingle in place. Then glue down the raised shingles with roofing cement.

Laminated Shingles

Laminated shingles have gained a variety of reputation recently. Designed so as to add character, coloration, and depth to the roof, laminated shingles are made from a number of, staggered layers of fabric (often asphalt).

From afar, some kinds of laminated shingles give the look of a costly slate or shake roof by incorporating angled or rounded tabs and shadow lines.

Laminated Shingle Repair

Laminated shingles are repaired much like three-tab asphalt shingles, however as a result of laminated shingles are often thicker, they could require longer nails to lock them securely.


Slate (stone) shingles are extremely durable (a hundred+ years); however about 3 occasions heavier per sq. foot than asphalt. Slate is a bit tougher to work with and fewer forgiving than asphalt shingles as a result of they break easily. Nonetheless, a slate roof can create a colorful, hand-crafted look that provides to the general look of a house.

Cutting slate to size requires using a special strain cutter or a choose-like hammer that splits the slate. Slate is easily broken by walking on it, so it’s possible you’ll wish to contact a pro for repairs.

Concrete roofing is similar to slate in that this can be very sturdy to the elements, but easy to damage during installation or repairs.

Wood Shakes & Shingles

Shakes are usually made of cedar, spruce, or handled pine. Hand-break up shakes have a tough, textured look on the entrance and sometimes clean on the back. Wood shingles are machine sawn smooth on each side.

Generally, cedar is the highest performing wooden for making shakes. However, handled pine shakes additionally perform well. Shakes are brown or reddish in color when new but normally fade within the first 12 months to a gray color.

To allow for expansion, shakes must be spaced up to 1/4″ from their neighbors.
Shakes usually last about 30 years before needing to get replaced and throughout that time individual shakes/shingles could shrink, warp, or splinter.

Wood Shakes Repair

With a nail ripper, remove the nails holding the broken shake. Take away any remaining scrap pieces, splitting them free with a pry bar and hammer if necessary. Fit the brand new shake and nail it in place on the gap created by the upper shakes. Dab some roofing cement on the exposed nailheads to stop the water.


With a busy schedule, you might not always have the time to get your repairs done, and that is why we work around your schedule to ensure that you have our complete support from the second you hire our services. We will keep you updated every step of the way, as well as informing you of any further problems that might have occurred as a result of the initial damages, so you can rest assured knowing that when you choose our Austin roofing company as your main provider, you know you are getting a company you can trust.