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#1 posted 03-27-2018 07:57 PM

For that small an area, you could use a heavy duty trowel to slide under shingle and lift nails until you got several shingles up, down, left and right of the damaged area.

An ideal tool for cutting out the damaged section is an oscillating tool. Even a Harbor Freight might do. However, a circular saw set to the depth of the ply will work fine. Use either to cut at the center of the 2x’s, so the piece of replacement ply and the existing both have support, just enough to cut a square and remove the damaged piece.

Drop in your new piece and secure it.

Get some tar paper or even Tyvek from a construction site and install it over the patch and any other exposed wood. It should slip under shingles yet on the roof.

Now all you have to do is install your rows of shingles, starting from the bottom and with the new ones sliding under old, existing ones. Secure each row as you go.

This is about the same as my recent installation of a roof mount blower for ma’s kitchen.

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