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The Trick to Installing Roof Shingles

There are many ways to install shingles. Some people prefer to do it themselves while others hire a commercial roofing business. Maybe you are lucky enough to know someone who is handy and willing to help you install your shingles.

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There are also quite a few techniques for installing shingles. However, in this video you will learn some tricks to installing shingles.

Before you do anything else, make sure that you come prepared to the project with your safety equipment. A repaired roof is not worth getting injured. Some example of safety equipment you will need is a harness or rope.

The first step is to install the drip edge. A common mistake people make is to nail the drip edge even with the roof. However, you want it to overhang by approximately half an inch. This allows the water to flow off the drip edge without running down the siding. This will help the siding last significantly longer without sustaining water damage.

When working with shingles, there is a good chance that they will not line up with your roof perfectly. You may be tempted to leave the shingles as they are. However, you will want to cut them so that they line up with the roof. They should not be overhanging at all. That is what the drip edge is for.


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