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Strip and flash

Posted by Mongo on January 26th, 2003 10:37 AM
In reply to 3-tab shingles by Freddie W. Burkhart on January 25th, 2003 05:30 PM [Go to top of thread]

The roof, that is. Not that I think shingle manufacturers warranties are worth a whole lot, but manufacturers warranty's are nulled ifthe shingles are not installed over bare sheathing. Plus, you'll get the best looking, and performing, installation over bare sheathing vs adding a second or third layer of shingles on your roof.

It's a pity to do a fine shingle job only to have to rip a few shingles off down the road to fix flashing.

So strip, then flash.

Not a video, but a good book:

Visit the shingle manufacturer's website. Actually READ the istructions that are printed on the inside of the shingle wrapper. Adhere to the nailing pattern.

Technique-wise, once you finally start pounding nails, open two or three bundles and work from all three as you go. Some bundles may have a subtle color difference from others, this mixing will ensure that you don't get that sore-thumb-looking stripe of color running up your roof.

If you can move up to a laminated-type architectural shingle, they are so much easier to lay in terms of not having to worry about the tabs lining up as you work up the roof with 3-tabs.

Working up high, work smart.

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