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Where should I locate the nails on a laminated architectural shingle?

Where should I locate the nails on a laminated architectural shingle?

Location of Fasteners really depends upon the particular type of shingle being installed or any particular wind resistance specification that may be in effect. Shingle manufacturers will generally specify   shingles be installed with four  nails per full width shingle. If your shingle has been cut to any length, you must at least installed two nails. […]

What is the process of having your roof torn off and replaced?

What is the process of having your roof torn off and replaced?

This is just a rambling five-minute dissertation of the things involved when someone chooses to have the roofer moved what is the process with a contractor first of all a homeowner should contact three license bonded and insured roofing contractors to provide this roofing contractor world measure growth recommend procedures recommend shingles recommend products referred […]

Tips on How to Clean Gutters and Downspouts

Tips on How to Clean Gutters and Downspouts

The most important tip is to be safe. Wear heavy gloves to protect your hands from sharp objects and also wear  safety glasses to protect your eyes from flying debris. Use a strong ladder. Make sure all the rungs are solid and have no cracks. Place the ladder itself on a level surface. If you […]

Tear off versus re-roof

Tear off versus re-roof

Should I tear off my existing shingle roof or should I install another layer of shingles over it? This is a question that comes up very often when homeowners are trying to decide which is the most economical way to have a roof replaced. Obviously the most economical way to have a new roof installed […]

HAND NAILING OF SHINGLES VERSUS NAILING SHINGLES WITH NAIL GUN

HAND NAILING OF SHINGLES VERSUS NAILING SHINGLES WITH NAIL GUN

Some roofing contractors advertise that they only hand nail shingles. The argument is that hand nailing of shingles is a better process than using a pneumatic nailing gun or pneumatic stapler. It is certainly more expensive to hand nail as hand nailing is a more time intensive process. Obviously, the more time it takes to […]

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