How to Install Cedar Shingles

Installing cedar shingles uses similar tools and methods whether you're installing to a roof or walls. Nail down cedar shingles in neat rows using galvanized or stainless steel nails without exposing more than five inches per layer with instruction from an experienced builder in this free video on home repair.

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Ceder, beautiful wood, resistant to weather, lasts for a long time. This is Robert Markey and I've been doing construction for a long time and I want to talk bout installing ceder shingles. Now ceder shingles can be installed on a wall or on a roof. Basically it is the same method of installing them except for where you start. On the wall you start long and do a whole row. So let's kind of take it from the middle here and you are going to be using basically six penny ring shank galvanized nails or stainless steel nails if you never want them to come off. The stainless steel is the best with ceder if you can afford it. You are going to nail the side about a half inch from the side and a half inch from this side. The next one you can leave a space about a quarter of an inch, the bottom should line up, the same thing. Let's assume you get the whole row and you are good up to there your next course and this can vary on a roof you probably don't want much more than 5 inches here, you can add a little more, you can go 6 on a wall. You want to make sure that you are not matching up those. You want it at least an inch over. You have got your six inches up, there you have it, same, same. You clearly want to make sure your nails are more than six inches up, the whole row from bottom to top and you're done. This is Robert Markey and we've been talking about installing ceder shingles.


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