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Aluminum Shake Shingles

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Aluminum, imitation cedar panels are 4 feet long by 12 inches wide,

and are packed in cartons (25 pieces per carton) that cover one square

(100 ft.) . Each panel is fastened down with three nails, and in areas

where high winds are prevalent, four screw shank nails that penetrate

to a minimum of 11/2 inches into the roof sheathing are recommended.

The nailing is done along the nailing flange of the panel.

Before the aluminum panels are applied, a new or recovered roof

should be covered with a number 30 felt.

The shake panel is installed from left to right, beginning at the lower

Left hand comer of each area to be covered. Begin with any size panel

that has a factory formed right end. Lock the first panel into the starter

strip, making sure it is completely seated and fitted into the cap or

channel on the left side. Secure each panel with three equally spaced

screw shank nails, driven into solid sheathing. Nail the left end of panel

first, then the right end, and then the middle.

For more information about Aluminum Shake Shingles or home inspection

issues please contact Home Inspection Carolina at

Preston Sandlin

Home Inspection Carolina

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