How do you start Timberline shingles?

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Place the shingle so that it is flush with the starter course over hanging the eave or drip edge by 1/4” to 3/4”. Use a whole shingle to begin the first course, starting at the rake. In some cases it may be necessary to trim the first shingle so that you don’t end up with a sliver of a tab at the opposite rake.

where do you put the starter shingles?

Starter shingle should be installed around ALL edges of your roof. To meet code, technically it only needs to be installed on the bottom eaves, but there are some big benefits to installing it up the rake edges as well (also known as gable edges).

should roofing nails go through the sheathing?

A 1″ nail will fully penetrate through 3/8″ roof sheathing, but it won’t fully penetrate 1/2″ sheathing. The other way to determine if the proper nails were used is to look in the attic; if the roof has 1/2″ sheathing, you should be able to see the nails sticking through in to the attic.

do I need starter shingles for architectural shingles?

Yes, they do. As discussed above, a critical requirement for starter shingles is that they DO have sealant, down at the shingle’s lower edge (or outer edge at the rake). Leading Edge Plus starter shingles have a strip of IKO’s aggressive Fastlock sealant on each shingle piece to help overall roof system performance.

What is a starter strip in roofing?

Starter shingles (also known as starter strips) are a key component to your new roofing system. A starter strip is an asphalt based shingle utilized to waterproof the eave and rake edges of your home during a re-roof.

Can you nail through shingles?

Yes, professional roofers use nails to apply shingles, but they do so in a very specific way so that each nail is covered by the shingle above it. If your roofer adds another nail beneath the shingles, they‘ll be sure it lays flat.

How many starter shingles do I need?

Overview. Owens Corning® Starter Strip Shingle helps save time by eliminating the need to cut shingles to create a starter row. It is packaged two pieces per shingle, 16 shingles per bundle. The continuous sealant ensures an effective seal between the starter and the first course of shingles.

Do you overlap starter shingles?

With the starter shingles laid along the very edge of the roof, run a set of starter shingles along the sides of the roof as well, making sure that those rows come down and overlap the starter shingles you laid at the bottom.

How many feet does a starter bundle cover?

When separated, each starter shingle is 65 ⁄8″ x 393 ⁄8″, and each bundle will cover approximately 105 lineal feet.

Are you supposed to remove the plastic strip on the back of shingles?

No, leave the strip alone: In answer to a common reader question, not normally: according to roofing manufacturers, it is not required to remove the cellophane strip on the back of roof shingles before they are nailed.

How many feet are in a GAF starter?


Can I use screws for roof shingles?

Screws on the roof is fine as long as you are screwing threw a shingle. The screw seals itself when going through it because of the mix in shingle gets caught up in thread of screw. Just don’t go crazy with them and use reason and common sense (no screws in valley’s for example) should be ok.

How do you install drip edge?

Installing roof drip edge flashing properly Install roof drip edge along the eaves, add underlayment, then place drip edge along the gable end. The best way is to install the roof drip edge only along the eaves first, then place ice-and-water barrier (in the snowbelt) or felt paper (underlayment) over the drip edge.