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Old 10-30-2005, 09:13 PM
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I know this isn't really the right spot, but........A question for any roofers out there. I pretty much finished my roof this weekend. I have trimming and capping left to do. What is the best way to trim the edges? I'm thinking about using a saws all. If I had it to do again, I would have trimmed as I went. Hind sight is good.......I hope I remember that 20 years from now. The project went pretty good as a whole, but the valleys and skylights sure slowed things down
Old 10-30-2005, 11:04 PM
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are you talking about the overhang on the gabels?
Old 10-30-2005, 11:06 PM
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also what type of shingles? ceader or ashfault?
Old 10-30-2005, 11:20 PM
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If it is asphalt here is what I did ... nail a 1x2 to the end rafters (only if you haven't put your facia on yet) and trim to that. You can use a special "hook" knife, or s\Stanley sells hook blades for there utility knives. Then remove the 1x2 and voila a straight edge with a 3/4 inch overhang.

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Old 10-31-2005, 10:49 AM
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I would use a Jetcat P80 at about half throttle to gently heat the overhang. Then a brushless flatliner edge 540 in a good hover to clip the ends off. Theres no smoking in the pits so be sure to pick up after yourself or your going to ge a demerit!
Old 11-01-2005, 01:32 AM
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they are asphault shingles. I have the hooked blades. They just don't seem to work too good as cold as it is. Hopefully I'll have some decent weather this week to get it done. I may try some tin snips tomorrow. Thanks for the replies so far.
Old 11-01-2005, 12:31 PM
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IF YOU DON'T WANT TO CUT WITH A HOOK BLADE YOU CAN JUST CHALK A LINE AND CUT WITH A SMALL CIRCULAR SAW.
sorry about the capitals
Old 11-01-2005, 01:27 PM
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The thought of Patch, a roof, a beer or two, and a circular saw is kind of scary. He has enough trouble cutting ribbons , so cutting shingles represents a serious challenge to him. [:@]

An ambulance on standby might be a really good idea.
Old 11-09-2005, 10:14 AM
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ORIGINAL: Jason Holdaway
they are asphault shingles. I have the hooked blades. They just don't seem to work too good as cold as it is.
A plumbers type propane torch should deal with your heat problem nicely....

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