I needed new shingles and could not afford to pay the labor so with the help of a few friends I decided to do it myself.
Start by removing the old shingles if there is more than 2 layers. In my case there were 3, it was a pain but it had to be done.
Remove shingles and underlay using a shovel. Hammer in any nails that are sticking out that can’t be removed.
I used synthetic material as directed on shingle pack to ensure warranty coverage. I used a roofing nail gun and roofing nails to attach. Then I nailed down the drip edge to help hold in place.
I added the shingles according to the package instructions. I cut them using a utility knife and nailed them using nail gun. Make sure to peel the plastic strips so that they will get a good hold.
I trimmed around all vents, etc. replaced the metal in the valleys and used instructions to create a woven valley. I sealed around all cuts using roofing sealant.
Trim any edges that may be to long and check to make sure the shingles look uniform.
- Shingles (Menards)
- Drip edge (Menards)
- Nail gun (Menards)
- Nails (Menards)
- Synthetic underlay (Menards)
- Ridge cap (Menards)
- Roofing adhesive (Menards)