Wood Shingle Roofing TipsThe article by Jim Airasian ("Weaving Hips and Valleys With Wood Shingles," 4/12) featured some great work and some great pictures. I'd like to share a few tips I've picked up over 40 years of shingling with wood. I always nail 3„4 inch to 1 inch from each side, and take care not to bang the nails through the fiber - a little proud is better. I like ring-shank nails because they won't pull out.Watch those annular rings: The arc faces up - otherwise the tails will cup up on the edges. Here in the Northeast, the...

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