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How to Install Asphalt Shingles

When building a small shed, or any small building, asphalt tiles are a great way to protect the roof. DIY hosts Tony Siragusa and Jason Cameron show how to install asphalt shingles.

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  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

Highlights:

Step 1: Lay Down the Base

Prepare the foundation by first laying down a sheathing or base for the tiles. A 1/2-inch plywood would work. Apply hurricane strips, making sure to attach each strap to a truss or rafter inside.

Step 2: Lay the Shingles

Use a hammer stapler to lay down the tar paper, making sure each sheet overlaps every six inches. Next, run a starter course of shingles along the edge of the roof. Starting at the bottom and working your way up, alternately nail down a full sheet, then a half sheet. Make sure to leave space for a drip edge before nailing down the edges.

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