Trimming shingles at eaves?


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Old 12-17-04, 10:25 AM
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Trimming shingles at eaves?

Is there an easy way to trim the shingles in a straight line where they overhang the eaves? Seems to me I recall that a plywood blade installed backwards in a circular saw works, but i'm not positive. Any help?
 
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Old 12-17-04, 10:53 AM
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Just a sharp box cutter Is all we use. The blade gums right up for me ,dont work.


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Old 12-17-04, 12:54 PM
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Does that work from the top as well? i can't imagine trying to cut thru (at some places) 2 layers of shingles with a utility knife from the top side and getting it to look halfway decent...but, If you think it'll work, i'll try it!

thanks for the reply!
 
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Old 12-30-04, 10:44 AM
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hi
why noy used a chalk line to mark it and then used a hook bade to fit your utility knife and work your way down

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Don't Always Trim

You don't always WANT to cut shingles that overlap at eaves.

At eaves located at the lowest point of a slope just above a gutter, you want the shingles to overlap by 2-3 inches to insure proper water runoff.

Where shingles meet eaves along a gable end, they should be cut flush to the drip edge.
 
 

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