The nails fastening my roof boot to the shingles are rusting, and the tar around the nails looks like it’s failing as well.

What would be the proper steps to fix this?

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  • What was there covering some of the shingles preventing them from fading?
    – FreeMan
    Mar 10, 2023 at 18:20
  • @FreeMan We sprayed the boot black, and sprayed part of the shingles too.
    – eclipsis
    Mar 10, 2023 at 19:51
  • Do you have evidence for this other than the mild corrosion of one nail in an exposed situation? This doesn't look like a problem to me. I see nothing "failing".
    – isherwood
    Mar 10, 2023 at 21:54

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As long as the nails are still secure, then just seal over them with some sealant.

If the nails are loose, you'll want to replace them first.

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