How Do You Install Shingles On Valley Flashing?

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How Do You Install Shingles On Valley Flashing?

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Installing shingles on your roof can be time-consuming, but doing it yourself can save money. One potential difficulty is putting shingles over valley flashing. Valleys are where two sections of roof connect at a lower angle than other parts of the roof. Flashing is metal that helps prevent leaks, but an incorrect installation could cause leakage instead. Cut out a strip of roofing felt. It must be 36 inches wide and long enough to fit between the ridge of the roof and its eaves. Lay the strip of felt directly over the valley flashing. Use your heavy-duty stapler to attach the felt to the roof. Felt comes in a roll and will have lines painted on it to help you keep shingle placement straight. Snap two chalk lines on the valley. Start at the ridge of the roof and center both chalk lines about 6 inches apart. Take the chalk lines down the valley, moving them apart just a bit as you make your way to the eaves. The chalk lines should separate by 1/8 inch every foot lower than the roof’s ri

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