How to remove old rain diverter from shingled roof


#1

I have an old rain diverter that was installed about 10 years ago over my front entry door. I need to remove it. Cannot find any info about the steps in this process (lots of info on how to install, but not remove). Any help would be appreciated. I don’t want to damage the roof by doing something dumb. Thanks!


#2

It is entirely dependant upon how it is installed, it’s likely surface mounted and will need some shingles replaced after removal.

You can use imgur.com to post pictures


#3

Thanks for the quick reply Axiom. It is a piece of sheet metal that has the forward end rolled over to form the diverter and the other end has been slid under a line of shingles and when I lift those shingles I see it has been roof-nailed in place with what looks like a dab of some roof adhesive on the nail heads.


#4

Here is a link to picture of the diverter over my door:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6RwaHFSot2MTWNMOHl6TVZEeVU/view?usp=sharing

Thanks!


#5

All you need to do to remove the diverter is carefully lift the shingle & remove the nail holding it in place.

Put nails back in the holes and put a dab of plastic cement/tar over them.


#6

Thanks a lot. I figured I could just pry out the nails carefully to remove the diverter, but I wouldn’t have thought to put them back in to help seal the holes back up before re-applying the dab of roof tar. Great tip!


#7

First article when I asked how to remove diverter. Glad I read it. Thanks!