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The Installation Of Asphalt Shingles

If you have been contemplating replacing your exisiting roof and are trying to find the most economical way of installing a new roof without the high cost of hiring a roofer, you will be pleased to know that installing a roof consisting of asphalt shingles is a sound choice. The advantage of using asphalt shingles is that they are easy to install and you can install them over an existing roof.

Before starting installation, follow these important steps so that you’ll know which materials you need, safety considerations, and things to look for on the roof before starting installation.

Materials
  • Measure the length and width you will be installing the shingles on
  • Multiply the length by the width. That should give you the total square feet of shingles needed. Then divide square feet by 100. That will give you the total number of shingles you’ll need to buy.
  • Always buy extra shingles to allow for future replacements if needed.
  • Purchase nails needed for each shingle.
  • Purchase cement to keep edges in place.
Safety Concerns
  • Use a ladder that is high enough, durable, and secured from top to bottom to allow you to work comfortably and safely.
  • Wear durable shoes with thick soles to prevent slipping.
  • Do not work on the roof if it’s raining or if it’s too cold.
Items To Watch For Before Starting Work