Shingling a Roof

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A roofing expert uses a nail gun to secure new shingles to the roof.
How to Install Shingles

Read on for various tips that will come in handy when installing new roofing or replacing old, damaged shingles.

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Tearing Off Asphalt Shingles

Removing asphalt shingles is a fairly straightforward process of tearing and scraping. There are several tools that are effective for tearing up old asphalt shingles, and which one you use is largely a matter of easy availability and personal preference. An extra tool to always keep on hand is a claw

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Tips for Repairing Damaged Asphalt Shingles

Repairing and replacing asphalt shingles is fairly easy and being able to effectively maintain and repair your asphalt roof yourself can save you a lot of money too. A damaged asphalt shingle can cause leaking into the building, quickly causing major damage and demanding high cost repair bills. Getting

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How to Replace Missing Asphalt Shingles

Replacing asphalt shingles is a fairly easy job provided you have the right tools and materials. It is normally well within reach of the average DIYer and can save a welcome amount of money as well. Asphalt shingles can get dislodged or even blown away or broken by bad weather and dealing with the problem

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How To Move Your Roof Shingles

Carefully arrange them before you nail them in place.

A hip roof.
Shingling Hip Roofs

What is a hip roof? It's something you've seen many times.

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Guide to Laying Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles are not difficult to install.

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How to Install 3 Tab Shingles

Three tab shingles are the most common type.

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Nail per Shingle: How Many to Use

When reshingling a roof, use shingle nails.

Shingles on a roof.
How to Install a Shingle Starter Strip

This handy guide will show you how to do-it-yourself.

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5 Tips for Removing Roof Shingles

Use these tips to remove those old shingles from your roof.

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Installing Shingles: Closed-Cut Valley Method

You might want to consider the closed-cut valley method.

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Make Your Own Wood Shingles

Wood shingles can dramatically change the look of your home. They provide a lot of character but are also quite energy efficient.

Cedar Shake Roof Installation: Mistakes to Avoid

A cedar shake roof is the most popular roof covering, and it offers good insulation when compared with asphalt shingles.

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How to Re-Shingle a Roof After Removing a Chimney Pipe

You'll need to reshingle the roof after chimney pipe removal

Why You Should Not Shingle A Flat Roof

A flat roof generally requires more maintenance than a traditional pitched roof.

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Installing New Shingles Over Old Shingles

Don't waste time removing your old shingles. Install the new ones over them instead!

Installing Architectural Roof Shingles: Mistakes to Avoid

If you wish to install architectural roof shingles on your home, you should know there are many mistakes you can make that will affect the outcome of your project.

Gloves, a hammer, and roofing nails sit on a shingled roof.
How to Shingle a Hip Roof

Hip roofs can make shingling complicated unless you know what to do.

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How to Shingle a Valley Roof

A roof valley offers unique challenges with shingling.

roofer installing starter shingles
How to Cut and Install Starter Shingles

You'll need to install a row of starter shingles.

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How to Repair Architectural Roof Shingles

If you have some architectural roof shingles on your house, then you can be quite secure in the knowledge

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How to Add Asphalt Shingles to a Gambrel Roof

Protect your gambrel roof and create the look you want.

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Designing Your Roof With Ashpalt Shingles

Choose colorful or textured asphalt shingles for your roof.

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How To Protect Your Roof Shingles From The Elements

Roof shingles are designed to withstand extremes in temperatures, wind, rain and sun. During installation,

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Roofing: Calculate the Number of Shingles

Roofing is a very important part of your house because it protects it from water. Without a watertight

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How To Restore Old Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are very durable roofing materials and with proper care, they can last for a long time.

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Roof Shingling Tips and Tricks

Roof shingling is an easy job to do yourself, especially if you use a few shortcuts that don't compromise

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How to Cut and Install Hip Shingles

Hip shingles are the shingles that cover the ridge of a roof, otherwise known as the "hip" of the roof's

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Ridge Capping a Roof: A How-To Guide

Sloping roofs need to be secured with ridge capping. Most sloped roofs have two sides that meet in the

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How to Lay Shingles

Many people wonder how to lay shingles on the roof, but in their majority, home owners pay contractors

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How to Shingle a Roof Dormer

Building a roof dormer is one way to add a little more room, or light, into an upstairs area without

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How to Install Asphalt Roof Shingles

If for any reason your roof shingles need to be replaced, consider installing asphalt roof shingles.

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How to Install Shingles around a Chimney

If you are going to install shingles on a new roof, they should be on all surfaces of the roof including

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How to Install Shingles on a Roof Ridge

Shingling a roof ridge is perhaps the most difficult and easiest project to finish off a roof project.

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Replace a Cap on a Wood Shingled Roof

There are two basic types of wood shingled roof - shingles, which are normally uniform in thickness,