Installing shingles can be a fun job that you can do it yourself. Some people think that this job is very difficult and complicated to do so that they usually decide to give this job to the professional. Actually, how to lay shingles is something that you can easily learn without having to have any special skill. What you have to prepare just enough patience and required materials.
Before you start lay the shingles, you have to firstly lay down the roofing felt or commonly called tar paper. You can lay it down starting from the bottom of the roof to the top with the overlaying sheets. Nail the paper with galvanized screws and don’t nail too many screws to the paper unless it is a windy day. Now you can start the step of how to lay shingles. The starter strip of shingles can be nailed to the bottom part of the roof since this is extra strong. When installing shingles, you have to make them offset to avoid any leak since offsetting the shingles will make the valleys don’t line up. In this point, you need make two chalk line measurements so that everything will be perfectly run horizontal and vertical.
You can lay the second row of shingles on the chalk line you have made and make sure that the measurements are even and the shingles are offset. After all shingles have been laid from the bottom to the top of the roof ridge, you can nail the ridge roll. Use waterproof nails for roofing applications when nailing the roof ridge. You need to make the shingles extra strengths by adding more nails in specific place. After installing your shingles, make sure that the shingles have been installed allow the rain and moisture sweep from the top to the bottom without any resistance. How to lay shingles is not as difficult as you think. So, just be fun and be patience when installing each roof shingles to your house.
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