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sandyman720 08-06-2007 09:52 PM

Trimming shingles on rake edges
 
What is the best way to trim shingles on the rake edges after installation?

Malcolm 08-06-2007 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by sandyman720 (Post 56479)
What is the best way to trim shingles on the rake edges after installation?


If the tiles are hot, you can trim them with a roofing hook blade and a straight edge pretty easy. I just used my metal cutting shears. It came out clean.

Ed the Roofer 08-07-2007 10:16 AM

Malcolms answer is right on the mark.

Ed

FatAugie 08-30-2007 06:35 PM

What if they're cold (i.e. sun behind clouds, temp in lower 70's)?

Trying to cut Timberline Ultras is next to impossible.

Malcolm 08-30-2007 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by FatAugie (Post 60547)
What if they're cold (i.e. sun behind clouds, temp in lower 70's)?

Trying to cut Timberline Ultras is next to impossible.

Use shears.

FatAugie 08-30-2007 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Malcolm (Post 60548)
Use shears.

You mean like Tin snips?

Malcolm 08-30-2007 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by FatAugie (Post 60553)
You mean like Tin snips?


Metal shears like these. I guess people call them tin snips. When I hear tin snips, I think of small aviation snips. Snap a chalk line and use these. you will come out with a smooth rake.

http://malco.malcoproducts.com/produ...m12a_mc12a.jpg

Clutchcargo 08-30-2007 07:50 PM

Do you normally trim the shingles after installation?

FatAugie 08-30-2007 07:57 PM

Yeah, that's the kind I have (small aviation tin snips) and they weren't working for sh#t. I'll have a pair of these by noon tomorrow!

Thanks
:thumbsup:



Quote:

Originally Posted by Malcolm (Post 60562)
Metal shears like these. I guess people call them tin snips. When I hear tin snips, I think of small aviation snips. Snap a chalk line and use these. you will come out with a smooth rake.

http://malco.malcoproducts.com/produ...m12a_mc12a.jpg


Crackers 08-30-2007 08:30 PM

I shoudl have read this yesterday!!!

I used a circular saw. It made a mess. Jig saw worked well, but still not perfectly straight. I am kind of p*(ssed off now, your experience rules.

FatAugie 09-01-2007 08:35 AM

You're right, they work great.

Also, I found that if I started at the bottom and worked up, it was a hell of a lot easier to trim straight.

Thanks everyone!

the roofing god 09-02-2007 12:29 AM

usually use a hook blade and cut every 5 as their installed using a full shingle as an edge(line),you should only cut thru 1 thickness and make a 2nd pass on double piece areas,if you`re using snips,install a soldier course,flip the shingle upside down in place,mark it, cut it and nail it in place as finished item:thumbsup:

FatAugie 09-02-2007 09:19 AM

what's a soldier course?

the roofing god 09-02-2007 02:23 PM

it`s a shingle you install going vertical up the rake eave(side),say it`s 12"high shingle,you snap a line at 11" so the shingle overhangs 1" to set your overhang you nail it tight to the roof edge and it also adds strength against blow-offs

the roofing god 09-02-2007 02:24 PM

also for marking upside down would be w/granule side up!


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