Introduction

Cedar shingles can crack or split due to weathering or a direct impact. They can curl or bow over time, too. It is best to replace damaged or bowed shingles instead of attempting to repair the shingle in place. For more information about cedar shingles and shakes visit the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau.

Step 1

Remove the Damaged Shingle

Identify the damaged section of shingle you want to replace (Image 1).

Remove the shingle by using a nail set to drive the finish nail through the shingle (Image 2).

Another option to remove the shingle is to use a hacksaw to cut the nail underneath the shingle (Image 3).

Carefully remove the damaged shingle from the wall (Image 4).

Step 2

Plane Excess Material from New Shingle

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement, 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Cut the New Shingle

Cut the new shingle to size and plane any excess material.

Step 3

Install New Cedar Shingle and Nail in Place

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement, 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Install the New Shingle

Install the new shingle and nail in place.