Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, your average grouper here, if you weren't here for last video. We went over installation of starter strips on your roof. Today we are going to be going over how to actually start your shingles.
When it comes to singling in your group. There are several ways to do it, but there is one method that most manufacturers or singles actually recommend, and that is the stagger pattern. It's, five shingles high staggered approximately eight inches at the seams, and you continue that all the way up your roof and I'll - show you how to do that right now.
So now that you've got your starter strips for your roof replacement installed all the way along your eaves and up your Gables first thing you're gonna want to do is take a full shingle and you're gonna go Flush along the eave starter and flush along the rake starter, and now that you had that in place that shingle will get nailed just like that, most commonly you're, going to use a four nail pattern unless you're in a High wind zone and that's, your code here in Ontario, we have a high wind zone code, so we'd, have to put six nails so how you nail? That is, you go one at the end for evenly spaced in the center and another one at the end, and that I'll give you your six nails if you're, doing four nails you just evenly spaced four nails all the way across your shingle. So now that you've got your first single installed. What you're gonna want to do is cut your second shingle an easy way to do this.
If you have any standard roofing knife, it's, approximately six to eight inches. That gives you your exact mark where you want to cut it or there's, another method for cutting shingles. You can go off to whip up the center of your shingle and that'll.
Give you your stagger so as for this method, I've, lined it up to the center of my other single that I have upside down here. I'm gonna take my knife right here and I'm gonna, follow it straight down so using one single to mark your other single.
To do your first cut is one method of doing it. What I prefer to do, because I am a little more experienced, I will take my knife and I will mark out my first, my second and that'll, be my cut. So now you got your first single installed.
You cut your five courses. What you're gonna, do it you're gonna take your first single or your next single sorry, you're gonna go flush on your gable again, and if you come in here, you can see the Double laminate line on the shingle there, you're gonna want to match the very bottom of your shingle up to that line.
So I'll show you an example here like so, and you can see how it's perfectly matched up right there to Deline. So when it comes to nailing your shingle, most manufacturers put a white line or a pink line, or some some sort of line on the shingle and that's.
Going to give you your guide on where to nail. Sometimes, during shipping the shingle gets worn out and you won't, be able to see that line anymore. So I'll. Give you an example here of what you're, actually nailing for.
So if you look at the end of your shingle, you can see there's. A doubled laminate there in the center, where the bottom of the shingle on the top of the shingle cross over each other. That's, where you want to nail the shingle don't nail too high, or it won't, have enough strength to hold against wind don't nail too low, because your nails are going to be Exposed on your roof, so when you're chingling your roof and you're.
Actually, installing your nails always make sure your seam line does not land on top of another nail. So if you're nailing this shingle, they say your nails are always approximately six inches away from the water lines, because those can eventually grab water, rust out and cause a leak.
So now that you got your stagger started, what you're, going to want to do is use full singles all the way across the far end gable. You're, going to continue that all the way up and then you're, going to start with another full shingle and continue the same pattern all the way up to gable.
So now that you've gotten down to the far end gable of your roof, what you're gonna want to do! Is you're, going to lay your single in place where it's, going to go and, as you can see it's overhanging? What you're going to want to do is cut that straight with your starter strip below and that's. How you finish off this end gable.
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