Felt Roof Shingle Installation Guide – Icopal Bitumen Roofing Shingles

Roof Shingle Installation - Ridges


Application of Ridge Shingles

To finish the roof ridge shingles tabs need to be cut from the shingle pieces.

Each shingle tab is used to form a ridge shingle. Cut each ridge shingle from the shingle and cut to shape as shown. The ridge shingle should be applied in the opposite direction of the prevailing wind.

Carefully bend each ridge shingle over the ridge, ensuring the centre of each tab is along the ridge line.

In cold weather it may be necessary to gently warm the bitumen roof shingles with an electric paint stripper or similar – do not use open flames.

With the ridge shingle in position nail it into place ensuring each nail is positioned to allow the next shingle to create an overlap and hide the nail.

The leading edge of each bitumen roof shingle should be secured with a bead of an appropriate bitumen sealant and the shingle pressed into position.

Take care not to apply too much sealant, too close to the bitumen roof shingle edges causing excess sealant to be squeezed out.

Also take care not to drip sealant onto finished work.

Other roof shingles installation guide topics

Roof Preparation and Installation of the Underlay

Applying the Roof Shingle Strip to Eaves and Verges

Using Bitumen Roofing Shingles to Waterproof Valley Sections

Application of Roofing Shingles to the Main Roof Areas

Using Bitumen Roofing Shingles to Waterproof Hip Sections 

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