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In this video, we discuss the importance of choosing the correct roofing nails for shingle fastening whether employing a nail gun or hand-nailing with a hammer. We also demonstrate where and how to nail roof shingles to ensure the roof system performs properly over time. We explain why nails should never be overdriven or underdriven, nail placement as well as the correct nailing pattern to use. Lastly, we cover nailing in steep slope, high wind and cold weather applications. Remember to always follow the manufacturer's specific instructions located on the shingle product's bundle wrapping
In most northern states and provinces roofers have to consider how to perform a roofing job in cold winter weather. While not ideal, roof construction and repair can be done in cold weather, as long as weather-related precautions are strictly observed. Any outdoor temperature lower than 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) starts to change the way both our bodies and our roofing equipment & materials perform. In this video we'll walk you through the extra precautions that will need to be made during preparation, product handling and installation of asphalt shingles in cold weather.
Learn what the minimum slope for an asphalt shingle roof is, the difference between sloped and flat roofs and how to calculate the slope of any roof. When installing asphalt shingles, you should always ensure that the roof’s slope meets the minimum requirements for the installation - 2:12.
IKO's roofing shingles feature an adhesive strip on the back; this prevents the shingles from sticking together when storing and shipping bundles to the worksite. However, many roofers do not realize that the cellophane strip DOES NOT NEED TO BE PEELED OFF prior to installation and that they can save time by leaving this clear plastic film intact and installing the shingle as-is. So for those wondering whether they should you remove the plastic strip on shingles: It's not necessary as it has no function in application.
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