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  How to install roofing shingles

 

Roofing shingles come in a variety of styles, but most are based on the standard three tab system, in which each roofing shingle strip has notches creating three equally sized tabs on the lower half of the strip. When installing roofing shingles , the tabs cover the solid portion of the shingle below it, giving the appearance of individual shingles. For durability, use fiberglass shingles rather than organic based. Also check the packaging to make sure the shingles comply with the ASTM D 3462 standard for durability. If you choose a specialty style, such as a decorative roofing shingle or a type that is made to appear natural (like wood or slate), check with the manufacturer for specific installation instructions.

 

 

        How to install roofing shingles

 

  Step A. Install the drip edge.

 

 

 

 

1. Install drip edge along the eaves before applying building paper, install drip edge along the gable ends on top of the paper. Cut a 45 degree miter on the end of a piece of drip edge, using metal snips. Hold the end flush with the corner of the fascia, and fasten the flange of the drip edge to the sheathing with roofing nails driven every 12 inches. To prevent corrosion, use galvanized nails with galvanized drip and aluminum nails with aluminum drip edge. Overlap vertical joints by 2 inches.

 

  Apply building paper over the entire roof.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

  Step B. Install the starter course of roofing shingle

 

1. Snap a chalk line 11 ½ inches up from the front edge of the drip edge, this will result in a ½ inch overlap for standard 12 inch shingles. Trim off one-half (6inches) of the end tab of a roofing shingle, using a utility knife and straightedge.

 

 

 

 

2. Position the roofing shingle upside-down, so the tabs are on the chalk line and the half tab overhangs the gable drip edge by 3/8 inch. Fasten the roofing shingle with four 2d roofing nails, about 3 ½ inches up from the bottom edge, drive one underneath each tab, one 2 inch in from the gable edge, and one 1 inch from the inside edge. Drive the nails straight and set the heads just flush to avoid tearing the roofing single. Use full shingles for the remainder of the row, butting their edges together. Trim the last roofing shingle so it overhangs the gable edge by 3/8 inch.

 

 

  Step C. Installing the remaining courses of roofing shingles.

 

1. Install the first course of roof shingles, starting with a full shingle. Position the tabs down and align the roof shingle edges with those in the starter course. Drive four nails into each roof shingle, one 5/8 inch above each tab, and one 1 inch in from each end, at the same level. Trim the last roof shingle to match the starter course.

 

2. Snap a chalk line on the building paper, 17 inches up from the bottom edge of the first course of shingles, this will result in a 5 inch exposure for each course.

 

3. Begin the second course with a full shingle, but overhang the end of the first course by ½ of a tab. Begin the third course by overhanging a full tab, then 1 ½ tabs for the fourth course. Start the fifth course with a full shingle aligned with the first course, to repeat the staggered pattern. Snap a chalk line for each course, maintaining a 5 inch exposure. After every few courses, measure from the ridge to the shingle edges to make sure the shingles are running parallel to the ridge. If necessary, make slight adjustments with each course until the shingles are parallel to the ridge.

 

4. Trim the top course of shingles at the ridge. If you are working on a hip roof trim the shingles at each hip ridge. Repeat the procedure to shingle the remaining sides of the roof. Overlap the ridge with the top course of shingles and nail them to the other roof side, do not overlap more than 5 inches. On a hip roof, trim the shingles along the hip ridge.

 

  Step. D Installing the ridge caps

 

1. Cut ridge caps from standard shingle tabs, taper each tab along the side edges, starting from the top of the slots and cutting up to the top edge. Cut three caps from each shingle you’ll need one cap for every 5 inches of ridge.

 

 

 

 

2. Snap a chalk line across the shingles, 6 inches from the ridge. Starting at the gable ends, for a gable roof or the bottom edge for a hip roof, install the caps by bending them over the ridge and aligning one side edge with the chalk line. Fasten each cap with one nail on each roof side, 5 ½ inches from the finished exposed edge and 1 inch from the side edge. Maintain a 5 inch exposure for each shingle. Fasten the last roof shingle with a nail at each corner, then cover the nail heads with roofing cement.

 

3. Trim the overhanging roof shingles along the gable ends. Snap chalk lines along the gable ends, 3/8 from the drip edges these should line up with the first, fifth, etc, courses. Trim the shingles at the lines. Cover any exposed nails with roofing cement. Great job on your roofing shingles installation.

 

 

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