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      I have an asphalt shingle roof and the ridge caps are broken or deteriorated.

      1.How would I remove & repair the ridge cap shingles; what’s the technique?
      2.Do I use specific ridge cap shingles or the regular asphalt ones?
      3.Any special tools?

      I’m a novice but I’m pretty handy and learn quickly.



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      3-tab shingles are normally cut into thirds and used for ridge and hip shingles. Most architectural shingles require that you buy the matching ridge shingle. To remove, simply use a flat pry bar. Generally ach ridge shingle is held down by a total of 4-roofing nails. Just pry them off. New ridge shingles depend on the type being applied, but for 3-tab:

      Cut into thirds; nail through the roofing cement on the shingle (normally 5-1/2 inches from the end; overlay the next shingle so it covers the nails (normally a 5-1/8 reveal). Continue the pattern to completion. Architectural shingles: nailing instructions are on the box.

      If the ridge shingles are deteriorated, the rest of the roof will not be far behind. Plan on re-roofing in the next couple of years. Good luck.

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