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Posted by mark hammond on November 7th, 2002 10:14 PM
In reply to Applying Roof Shingles by Anita Kireta on November 7th, 2002 04:41 PM [Go to top of thread]

I can help you with both removal and application but first the removal.
A spade or garden fork are the best tools for removing roof shingles. Remove the cap along the ridge first and then start stripping the shingles from the top down by sliding either tool under the shingles and lifting the handle up. This will loosen the shingles so they can be pulled off easily. Let them slide down the roof into an awaiting tarp or dumpster which makes clean up easier. Cover the stripped areas with pieces felt paper cut from a full roll starting from the bottom up so that the layers lap over the previously applied ones. This will shed the water away from the roof. If you do not completely strip one side then allow the first layer of paper to cover the upper edge of the old courses of shingles. Scraps of wooden shingles or even asphalt can be used to hold the felt in place but try and use roofing tar to cover the nail heads to keep out any rain that may happen overnight.
Let me know if this is a help and also what style roof you have for the aplication of the new shingles.........

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