Remove Dents From Metal Tiles On A Tool Shed's Roof

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If a few metal tiles are dented on your tool shed's roof after a hail storm passes through the area, learn how to remove the damage with the following instructions. After you have completed the project, the roof will look as good as it did before the storm occurred and the roofing materials will continue to protect the items inside of the shed.


  • ladder
  • hammer
  • wooden block 
  • mallet
  • towel
  • water
  • handheld plunger
  • roofing nails
  • nail gun
  • cleaning agent designed for metal roofs
  • sponge
  • scrub brush
  • water hose

Remove The Dents

Set up a ladder next to the tool shed and climb it. Inspect the roof for dented tiles. Use the claw end on a hammer to remove a couple roofing nails from each tile that is damaged. Lift up each tile and insert a wooden block under it. Strike a mallet firmly against the dents as you hold on to the sides of the tile that is being repaired. The block will elevate each tile so that you can easily focus on the damaged portions and will provide support as you are removing the dents.

If you have difficulty removing any of the dents, use a hand plunger to remove them. Wipe off the surface of each tile with a damp towel to eliminate residue. Moisten the rubber end of the plunger with a small amount of water and press it down firmly over the dented areas until it is firmly attached. Pull the plunger's handle upwards to pull out each dent. Continue reattaching the plunger and pulling it away from the dents until they are no longer visible. Insert the nails through the holes in the tiles and secure them with a nail gun or hammer.

Clean The Tiles And Keep Them Maintained

After the dents have been removed from the metal tiles, clean the surface of each one to remove stains. Apply an industrial product that is designed to clean metal roofing materials to each one with a sponge. Scrub the metal surface with a soft-bristled brush. Rinse the tiles off with a water hose. The tool shed's roof will be restored to its original condition.

Keep the roofing materials maintained by removing debris from the roof after severe storms and eliminating stains from them on a regular basis. If you continue to inspect and clean the tiles, the metal tiles will last for a long length of time and maintain their beauty. 

To learn more, contact a company like Rocky Mountain Roofers & Gutters


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