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September 23, 1:02 AM [GMT -5]

This article as well as the one listed as " How to install asphalt shingles properly" are so incomplete you should get your information from a different place. There are many different ways to lay a roof but all basically have the same result. Neither article explained the proper way to start laying shingles for instance: The first shingle of the first row can either be a full shingle or one that has 6 inches cut off. At the top of the shingles there is a slit at either end representing the cut. The first shingle of the second row must be the opposite of the first, this gives you the step or staggard drain look. The drains should look like a brick or block wall with the drains lining up in every other row. The starter strip should be overhanging the drip edge by 1" not anything less. I have never started a roof in the middle and you shouldn't neither unless you wish to run from one side of the roof to the other all day long. Well no sense in beating a dead horse, of course it can't hurt anything neither.

November 04, 8:08 AM [GMT -5]

first time -built wood storage shed-final step installing shingles-roof 96" long shingles 39 1/2 long
1-would it be possible to overlap the shingle with the next shingle or should it lay next to each other.
2-which method is bettter starting in the middle and triming the two outside shingles orr start at the front end and work to the back and trim thelast one

May 18, 11:51 PM [GMT -5]

Nice explanation. How do you know when do you need to re-shingle?

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