Asked by: Casio Gohricke
asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th January, 2020

How do you start the first row of cedar shingles?

Starting Right
  1. Install spaced sheathing. Cedar shingles must always be nailed to sheathing for ventilation.
  2. Install drip edge and valley flashing material.
  3. Install a starter course at the eaves of the roof, allowing a 4 cm (11/2 in.)
  4. Install the first course of wood shingles on top of the starter course.

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Besides, where do you nail cedar shingles?

Nails / Staples: Use 2 nails per shingle at about 3/4" (1.9 cm) from each edge, and 1" (2.5 cm) above the butt line of the overlapping shingle. If shingles are wider than 8" (20.4 cm), use 2 additional fasteners driven 1" (2.5 cm) apart near the center of the shingles.

Furthermore, what do I put under cedar shingles? The order is: sheathing, pink paper, black paper, pink, black, shingles. There is no lath; the shingles are right against the black paper. There is no evidence of water damage to the sheathing, but there are countless layers of paint on the shingles too (which may have helped prevent water penetration).

Likewise, can I use roofing nails for cedar shingles?

Materials: Only corrosion resistant nails or staples shall be used in applying Eastern White Cedar shingles, hip and ridge units and starters. Stainless steel (Type 304 or 316), aluminum, or hot-dipped zinc-coated steel nails and stainless steel staples have proven to give good service.

How long do cedar shingles last?

Cedar shingles will last 18-22 years, medium hand-split roofs will last 19-24 years, heavy hand-split roofs will last 25-30 years.

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