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T-Lock Shingle Repair
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Repairing T-Lock Shingles
Report from the field June 18, 2011
The challenge with repairing T Lock shingles is that T Lock shingles are discontinued so many home-owners are experiencing an unfortunate challenge, especially for roof systems that aren't too old, they just simply need shingle repair. Here's an example field report from the roof repair technicians repairing shingles this weekend from Calgary, AB...
A and J attended, the roof is about five years old and in good condition (IKO interlock dual black) there was a puncture in the center of a valley, we spoke with the home owner and told him the roof material used on his roof was discontinued but he wanted us to find out if there was any chance of getting it anywhere in Calgary. I phoned several places with no luck but Lumber King in the NE told me they have 4-5 pallets of interlock sitting in their yard but he could not tell me which colours he had. We took a drive up there and found he had some earth tone cedar in IKO the rest was all BP. We felt our only choice was to pick up some putty knives and break the tar seal on the valley metal and carefully remove and reuse the existing shingles. When we removed the old piece of valley metal we found they had nailed it right in the center @ the tops allowing the water to penetrate the vapor barrier. We were able to complete the repair without destroying any shingles, A gave him a hand written invoice for .00 including GST which he will be paying by CC.