Old 05-07-00, 04:21 PM
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I was wondering if there was an easy way to cut off the excess shingles after you get done shingleing. I have tried tin snips but they don't seem to work very good. Any advice would surely help. thanks
Old 05-07-00, 04:34 PM
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Tin snips do work, but not very well. Try a hook blade in a utility knife. That's what roofers usually use.

Snap a chalkline first and it will help.

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Old 05-08-00, 12:20 PM
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More than a Carpenter is absolutely right...
Thats the best way for you to do it... Wait 'til its warm though, the warmer the better. The shingles will be more flexable, softer and easier to cut. Any hardware store will have the hook blades. They reach around to the backside of the shingle where its easier to cut without having to lift the shingle.

I lay a folded towel down for my knees while cutting due to heat and I wear shorts while roofing so it keeps my knees from getting scraped up too. I live in sunny Florida.
Have fun, its easy...

[This message has been edited by keiser (edited May 08, 2000).]

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