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Old 09-29-2007, 11:29 AM   #1
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Cutting corners of shingles off... adhesive


I'm roofing a bay window. For the hip shingles, I want to cut the bottom corners off so that it ties the two sides of the roof in better. That also means that I'm cutting off most of the adhesive that is there. Is this not advisable? Can I just use a roof sealant to glue them down or will they naturally glue down on their own?
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I do not know why you intend on clipping the bottom exposed corners of the hip cap shingles.

Typically, on a light colored roof shingle, the top corners are cut "dog ear" style so the darker top portion of the shingle does not reveal itself and stand out.

You are intending on nailing them in place, aren't you? Then why be concerned about the lack of 1" or 2" of additional adhesive?

If you are, then you can apply a small quarter sized dap of plastic roofing cement under the tabs for your concerns.

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I did end up cutting the corners and putting a dab of adhesive in the on each corner. I think it came out pretty good.
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