Watch the full episode: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/tv/ask-toh/video/0,,20995315,00.html Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva reveals the best ways to secure shingles to a roof. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Shopping List for How to Install Roof Shingles: – 8-inch aluminum drip edge – 1 1/4-inch galvanized roofing nails – 30-lb. asphalt roofing felt paper – 3-tab shingles Tools List for How to Install Roof Shingles: – Chalk line – Tape measure – Hammer – Rafter square – Utility knife Steps for How to Install Roof Shingles: 1. These project guidelines are for low roofs that allow easy access, such as those on porches, sheds, or doghouses. For larger roofs, hiring a professional roofing crew with proper fall protection is advised. 2. Line up aluminum drip edge flush with the edge of the roof and make a pencil line at the top on each end of the house. 3. Using the chalk line, snap a line between the two marks to get a straight edge. 4. Pull the drip edge down about a half-inch from that line to create a gap between the drip edge and the fascia board. 5. Nail the drip edge in place using 1 1/4-inch galvanized roofing nails and a hammer. 6. Repeat steps for gabled ends, installing the drip edge up the roof along the gable. 7. Lay out 30-lb. asphalt roofing felt paper and nail it in place using 1 1/4-inch galvanized roofing nails. 8. To lay out the design for the shingles, begin at the bottom of the roof and place a tape measure 1/2 inch from the edge of the roof to ensure the shingles overhang the drip edge. 9. Mark 12 inches up on the roof […]
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