Roofing with Asphalt Shingles
by Mike Guertin

215 x 275mm

Published by The Taunton Press, Connecticut, USA.


ISBN 1-56158-531-9

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Extract from back cover of book:

Step-by-step instructions, 250 color photographs, and more than 60 drawings explain in detail how to shingle a weather-tight roof, from eaves to ridge. More than 80% of the homes in North America are roofed with asphalt shingles.

Whether you're shingling your own house or tackling roofs every day, Roofing with Asphalt Shingles will help you improve production and appearance by teaching important techniques:
- Planning, estimating, and ordering materials
- Calculating and installing adequate roof ventilation
- Preparing a roof deck for shingles
- Installing shingles quickly and accurately
- Flashing critical roof-to-roof and roof-to-wall connections
- Stripping and reshingling old roofs

About the Author - Mike Guertin is a custom builder with more than 20 years of roofing experience. In addition to being a contributing editor to Fine Homebuilding magazine, he has written numerous articles on homebuilding, is the co-author of Precision Framing and conducts training clinics at trade shows throughout North America.

Note: Some American building methods may not be compatible with Australian Standards.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial



Chapter One - Shingles and Other Materials
- Anatomy of an Asphalt Shingle
- Asphalt Shingle Products
- Roof Material Warranties
- Other Materials Needed to Install a Roof

Chapter Two - Tools, Equipment, and Safety
- Hand Tools
- Pneumatic Equipment
- Stripping and Repair Tools and Equipment
- Tarps
- Staging and Ladders
- Safety Equipment

Chapter Three - Material Plannlng and Ordering
- Calculatlng the Shingle Quantity
- Other Materials
- Ordering Shingles

Chapter Four - Roof Ventilation and Roof-Deck Preparation
- Roof and Attic Ventilation
- Calculating and Planning Ventilation
- Unvented Roofs
- Preparing Old Roofs
- Evaluating and Repairing the Roof Deck

Chapter Five - Preparing the Roof for Shingling
- Staging the Roof Edge
- Loading the Roof
- Preparing the Roof Deck
- Working with Waterproof Shingle Underlayment

Chapter Six - Laying Out the Roof for Shingling
- Shingle-Installation Patterns
- Control-Line Layout
- Special Layout Situations
- Adjusting for Problem Roof Alignment

Chapter Seven - Installing Roof Shingles
- Fasteners and Fastening
- Installing Starter Strips
- Getting Started Shingling
- Shingling Up the Roof
- Working from Roof Staging
- Working from the Top Down

Chapter Eight - Tending to the Details
- Trimming Shingles
- Installing Basic Flashing
- Flashing Chimneys
- Flashing Skylights
- Installing Roof Vents
- Shingling Valleys
- Installing Cap Shingles
- Shingling Cones

Chapter Nine - Low-Pitch, Layover, and Roll Roofing
- Shingling Low-Pitch Roofs
- Installing a Layover Roof
- Roll Roofing