Closed-Cut Roof Valley Shingle Repair: Mistakes to Avoid Closed-Cut Roof Valley Shingle Repair: Mistakes to Avoid

When you are doing any roof valley repair you will want to make sure that you are watching out for any common mistakes that can be made. Here are a few to avoid when repairing closed-cut roof valley shingles.

Stop Nailing Before You Reach the Center

Many people forget that they have to nail in a pattern and they keep nailing across without stopping in the center. What you need to do is roof one side of the valley and then stop nailing about 6 inches or so from the center. Then begin on the other side and come in again.

Protect the Bottom Shingles

When you are cutting the top layer of shingles with a hook blade you will want to make sure that you aren't cutting through to the next layer. You can do this by slipping a metal sheet under the layer you are cutting.

Apply Cement To Top Layer

Many people apply the two layers of cement on the back of the shingles but they forget that the top layer needs to be cemented to each other. You will have to apply cement in between the shingles on the top layer to attach them correctly.

Following these tips will help you to avoid common mistakes and help your project go smoothly.

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