Installing new shingles to your roof will help you improve the protection and the look of your roof making it stronger against the elements. Installing shingles is a simple job because you can even install new shingles over the existing shingles without having to remove it. How to install roof shingles is easy, so you can do it yourself this job to make sure that your roof is completely protected from the elements.
Before starting to install new shingles to your roof, you need to firstly check the roof for any limbs, nails, or debris that may be sticking out. How to install roof shingles can be started by stapling the felt. Using a staple gun, you can staple the felt to the roof by making sure that the edges are overlapped at least two inches in order to ensure sufficient weather protection. Mark the center of your roof with chalk and draw a line from the center point to all the edges of the roof. After that, you can lay down a starter trip of shingles along each edge of the roof and make sure to leave 5/8-inch hanging beyond the edge.
The starter trip that goes around the perimeter will act as a guide for laying the remaining shingles. Now, you can place shingles on the starter trip starting from the center point you have chalked out. Secure the shingles you have laid with roofing nails in an orderly fashion until the whole roof is covered. Make sure to bump each shingle with the one you previously laid to follow the same pattern from the starter trip to each edge. The last, you can seal the flashings, ridging and edgings with roof cement. You can easily do the instructions of how to install roof shingles above, but keep in mind to take some precautions because you will be working on the roof.