The time has come to put the shingles on. The morning starts out rainy so Mike and I went to town to pick up more roofing nails. We have a Bostich Nail Gun and found a generic brand of roofing nails that fit our gun:) I love when we get a deal.
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Later that day the skies clear up. Mike and I decide to start the shingles.
Mike starts out by nailing the starter strip on:
After the strip is on we can start with the shingles. We start with the very first row and work our way backwards and to the ridge of the roof. Once we get a few rows on, Mike and I can turn around and work our way up:
I'm lining up and laying out the shingles for Mike to nail:
Almost to the top of the back side of the roof:
Working on the other side. We work on about 6 rows at a time:
Woo hoo. It only took us 2 1/2 hours to get the back of the roof done:)
Tomorrow is another day and we will start fresh on the front half of the roof.
Mike starts again with the starter strip:
The starter strip is on and we are ready for the shingles:
Mike starts with the first shingles at the far end:
Again...working on about 6 rows at a time and working our way up to the ridge:
The last of the regular rows of shingles. This side took us another 2 1/2 hours. Not bad:
Now for the part that will slow us down. We need to cut shingles down for both sides of the ridge and then we also need to cut the ridge cap pieces. I start cutting the long lengths, which by the way are much easier to cut when they are warmed by the sun:):
Mike nailing on the strips that I cut up:
After the ridge line is done on both sides Mike and I work on cutting the shingles for the ridge caps. I cut the squares out and Mike cuts the angles:
Mike setting the ridge caps lined up:
Our nice cuts for the ridge caps:
Ah....the last shingle going on the roof:
Mike walking the ridge to make sure everything looks good:
Yay...the roof is done and no more high ladder work:)
LOL...Mike told me that we were never doing another roof...that was 3 roofs ago...Hmm!!!
This is the first real mess we made. Usually Mike and I have a very clean work site but not today, lol:
Lucky for us our neighbor started a big burn pile and we can clean up:
We load all the debris on to the trailer and take it to the burn pile next door:
That's how we clean up in the country:)
I hope you all enjoyed this story and I will write again very soon. Have a wonderful week:)