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How to Install Wood Shingles | This Old House

Tom Silva shows the apprentices how to properly install wood shingles

The roof has been insulated and now it’s time to nail in the shingles. General contractor Tom Silva shows the apprentices how to properly install wood shingles. Before they start, they staple a nylon matrix to the roof sheathing to prevent the shingles from rotting and cupping. Then Tommy shows the apprentices how to layer and space the first course of shingles.