Draw a blue chalk line at this line.
How do i cut roofing shingles.
Published on aug 7 2016 how to cut asphalt roof shingles this method focuses on cutting asphalt shingles with a utility knife.
Rather than cutting the shingle at the roof s edge.
The best way to cut shingles circular saw.
You want to lay the shingles from the bottom to the top of the valley.
Here s what to do.
Hold a ruler or yardstick over your shingle 1 2 inch beyond the roof line.
For any shingle cutting that doesn t include an entire stack you ll want to skip the saw and opt instead.
Lay the next row of shingles directly on top of the.
Handyman ian eltringham recommends leaving a 1 2 inch overlap between the edge of the roof and the shingle.
The next one goes on the low side.
Following the manufacturer s directions.
Butt a full shingle up against the cut shingle and nail into place.
Using a straight blade and a hooked blade.
Use a speed square for the angles.
Weave and cut the valley on the highest side of the roof.
Repeat this basic pattern alternating shingles across the roof working toward the right side using the chalk line to keep the shingles straight horizontally.
Under some conditions a circular saw can be used to cut straight lines on a stack of shingles.
Walk through of using.
Lay one row of shingles starting from the lower left corner of the roof.
This row should project half an inch 1 27.
Once all the rake fascia are in place measure and cut the fascia and nail it to the rafter ends.
Using a utility knife cut them off at the bottom of the adhesive strip.
Using upward pressure slide the knife toward you.
Attach the rake fascia so it is flush with the top of the sheathing using galvanized 8d nails 2 1 2.
Use 4 nails per shingle and 6 nails on the prevailing windward sides of the roof as wind resistance nailing.
Use your chalk and tape measure to mark about 12 inches up on the roof for the first set of shingles.
Start by overlapping a starter from both sides of the valley at the bottom.
Starting at the bottom of the roof map out a guideline with chalk.
To begin installing the first shingles on your roof cut off the three tabs on the shingle.
Measure cut and install the rake fascia the fascia on the gable ends.
This should leave you with about 1 2 of the shingle left.
At no place on your shingle roof should the shingles line up exactly with the shingles in the previous row.
Continue to chalk additional guidelines based on the width of the shingle through at least four courses rows across.