Cheapest re-roofing solution for Shed

Old 08-18-05, 02:36 PM
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Cheapest re-roofing solution for Shed

Long story short, I have a baseball sized hole in my shingle roof of my shed. I have to repair that hole and reshingle the whole roof b/c it is already double shingled and falling apart.

I was told the shingles that come on a roll are really cheap. I also already have a large roll of tar paper to use. Can anyone tell me how to go about apply shingles on rolls? I was told I would need to put a tar layer down?

Please correct me if I have this incorrect -

-Remove old shingles and paper,
-Use circular saw to cut out hole in plywood
-Replace with new plywood
-Nail paper into place (how much overlap should there be as I go up?)
- Spread tar onto surface
- Lay first row of shingle at bottom and work up

Any advice or corrections? I'm not a roofer, and the shed is not big, I'm trying to save $600 by doing this myself. I'm fixing to sell, so I what cheap and simple
Old 08-18-05, 04:24 PM
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I think its easier for a novice to shingle a shed roof over using glue down roll roofing. Rolled roofing isn't a one person job either, shingling is. See what a few others say before changing your mind.
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use regular shingles. its way faster and most likely cheaper

Yup----Remove old shingles and paper,
Yup----Use circular saw to cut out hole in plywood
Yup----Replace with new plywood
yup, about 3 inches give or take. Felt paper has printed lines on it.----Nail paper into place (how much overlap should there be as I go up?)
forget this step--- Spread tar onto surface
Bottom right hand corner with regular shingles.--- Lay first row of shingle at bottom and work up

good luck
Old 08-22-05, 05:31 PM
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just a note, since you are not a roofer,

if you go with shingles - the first row of shingles needs a starter row (starter course), cut 3 inches off the side of one shingle, place it on the bottom corner with your 1/2 inch to 1 inch overhang UPSIDE DOWN (not face down) so the tabs point to the peak of the roof. then run your first row the right way covering your starter course and follow the instructions on shingle wrapper.

if you go with roll roofing- depending on the size of your shed, you may be able to cut it on the ground and make it a bit easier to work with. and you need only to tar the edges, and nails, BUT it will be ugly, and is a messy, no fun job. (if you simply look at a bucket of tar, it's already all over your clothes)

GO WITH THE SHINGLES, just as cheap (ask for discontinued brands or stock at a roofing supply co. not your hardware store)
Old 08-23-05, 05:01 PM
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Definately go with shingles. It is cheaper and quicker.

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