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alpaca 02-01-2012 11:39 AM

cutting architectural shingles.
 
What is the easiest way to cut them for a hip roof ??

firehawkmph 02-01-2012 01:58 PM

You can use a utility knife with roofing blades, along with a straight edge. If you are cutting them before nailing, cut them from the backside. A small scrap of plywood makes a nice cutting surface.
http://www.lowes.com/pd_293929-355-1...ductId=3184867
Mike Hawkins:)

mae-ling 02-01-2012 02:27 PM

Around here usually we get 3 tab shingles in the same color and cut them for the hips/ridges.

firehawkmph 02-01-2012 07:10 PM

Alpaca,
maybe I misunderstood your question. Are you asking how to cut them up for ridge caps? Most of the manufacturers offer special ridge caps to match up with their architectural shingles. They're layered up so they blend in and look like the rest of the shingles.
Mike Hawkins:)

Roofmaster417 02-01-2012 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by firehawkmph (Post 841376)
You can use a utility knife with roofing blades, along with a straight edge. If you are cutting them before nailing, cut them from the backside. A small scrap of plywood makes a nice cutting surface.
http://www.lowes.com/pd_293929-355-1...ductId=3184867
Mike Hawkins:)


You posted right Firehawk.The post was for cutting Arch's.

I cut mine as they are installed.Once they are installed angle the knife/blade slightly.Remember you are wanting to slice the shingle.,No need to dig into it like your cutting a roast.

titanoman 02-01-2012 11:29 PM

Some people run them all the way up, pop a line, and cut them with a circular saw.

jmiller 02-02-2012 08:39 AM

A hook blade.

tcleve4911 02-02-2012 08:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by titanoman (Post 841826)
Some people run them all the way up, pop a line, and cut them with a circular saw.

really??????
I've never seen that one.

More info please????

jmiller 02-02-2012 08:53 AM

I don't care if you do it, but don't use my saw!

titanoman 02-02-2012 09:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tcleve4911

really??????
I've never seen that one.

More info please????

I'm just saying I've seen people do that. That's all.

mae-ling 02-02-2012 01:44 PM

Seen that done for gable ends, measure out 1/2" or whatever at top and bottom, snap line and cut. Never done it myself.
What I usually do is shingle the entire side letting the shingles run long over the hip, snap a line, then cut with a hook blade.

Roofmaster417 02-02-2012 10:13 PM

When I install GrandManors or the Berkshire in the winter months I use an angle grinder.Actually I use one with every super heavyweight shingle.

I have seen skil saws used on hip roofs.They buy a multi tooth fine blade and turn it around backwards.Pretty much like cutting soffit or siding.


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