Roof Shingling refers to a covering that consists of individual element’s overlapping. They are usually flat-shaped and placed in rows. The bottom edge of one row overlaps the previous row by approximately a third of the total length.
Nowadays, shingles are made of many types of materials like slate, wood, ceramic or asbestos-cement. However, because of increased fire-hazard, use of wooden shingles has declined. Additionally, due to rain and heat, these shingles shrink and rot. This aging results in rotting the roof building materials and damaging paint as well as ceilings.
This calls for shingling of roof even if you are using the best types of shingles. Otherwise, if you are planning to re-roof, you may want to know 1.What are the steps in building Roofing Shingle
Let us see how to shingle a roof.
It is not a difficult process to a shingle roof. If you are repairing the roof, then note the leakage points and see to what extent the damage has been done. The tile may be cracked or missing, look for the damage where the edge of one tile overlaps the other.If you are replacing the shingle, then do it in the following manner:
Remove and discard the old shingles
After removing it, you need to check the roofing paper. If the paper is damaged, then replace it and fix a new shingle.
If the roof is new, then, first of all, measure the area cautiously. This will give you an idea about how much roofing paper and shingles are needed.
Lay out roofing papers.
After that, start by laying down the roofing paper. It is important to lay down the roofing paper before you start shingling. The roofing paper comes in a roll, so lay it from end to another in a row format. While laying it for the second row, just overlap the roofing paper, say by half an inch or quarter inch.
Install shingle or roof tiles.
The next step is placing the shingles i.e. rectangular roof tiles. As you know, roof tiles are places in rows, so start from the lower edge of the roof. Place the side of shingle having the gap towards the edge of the roof. While you place each edge, do not forget to nail it down. Once you complete one row, the step towards the second row.
Install ridge cap of shingles
The last step is to cap the top ridge of the roof with the help of overlapping shingles.