Over time shingles can become weak, crack, and sometimes even break off from your roof. It’s important that if this happens you remove the shingle(s) and have them replaced right away. Here are some tips for properly removing shingles:

  • Safety first: Before you start, make sure you have the proper tools and protection such as non-slip footwear. 
  • Loosen the shingle: Slide a shovel or roof tear-off tool until it’s under the lower edge of the shingle. Then gently lift up to loosen the shingle. 
  • Dispose of all the shingles properly: Put the removed shingles into a trash bin or dumpster. If you plan on removing a lot of shingles you may want to consider renting a dumpster. 

The best way to properly remove shingles is to hire a professional. Contact WNY Roof today to have your shingles removed properly.