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Posted by Nelson on September 18th, 1999 08:51 AM
In reply to how to shingle a roof by Gary on March 31st, 1999 04:04 PM [Go to top of thread]

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Shingleing with three-tab shingles

Make sure you have torn all the old shingles off the roof and the nails are either pulled out or driven in. Replace any bad wood decking on the roof and lay down either a 15# or 30# felt roofing paper.
You must put down a Starter strip in the edge of the roof first. This can be done by cutting a shingle lengthwise just below the "glue strip". Cut 1/3 off of the starter you have just made, and lay it on the edge of the roof upside down with the glue strip on the edge of the roof. This allows the first course of shingles something to glue too.
Take a "chaulk line" and mark from the "gable end" of the roof {from top to bottom} 36", 31" and 26. You can also mark them 36, 30, 24, depending on the design you want.
Next take the chaulk line and mark across the roof from side to side. the first line will be 11 3/4" from the bottom and then every 5" to the top of the roof. This will assure that the shingles are streight.

Next lay the first shingle the full length of the shingle and line the "TOP" of the shingle along the first horizontal line, and even with the virtacle edge of the roof. This will give you a 1/4" overhang on the bottom. Lay the next shingle on the next line up and over so that you have part of the shingle hanging over the roof. Always line up the "TOP" of the shingle to the line. This overhang on the gable end should be 5". Lay the next shingle on the next line up and over. This will give you 10" hanging over the gable end. Cut off the overhang and use them where needed when you reach the other side of your roof.
Use 4 nails per shingle{on full shingles}. One about 1" from either end and above the slots.
Puting on the shingles in this way will give you a "stair step" affect as you put them on.
I hope this has helped.
Let me know how you make out.

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