Instagram

Follow Me!

Uncategorized

How to Shingle a Playhouse or Shed Roof

May 3, 2017
How to Shingle a Playhouse or Shed Roof
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoofedItMyself #CollectiveBias

     Yesterday I showed you guys the DIY sandbox with roof that we built for Indigo’s 2nd birthday. We knew that the perfect finishing touch would be to shingle the roof. Not only are shingles essential for protecting the roof, they make any project look more attractive and finished. Let’s face it- a plywood roof doesn’t look so hot! I partnered up with Timberline® shingles from GAF to show you how totally do-able it is to shingle a playhouse or shed roof. 
    
     I’ve done my fair share of DIY home projects but I’ve never used shingles before. I always thought they they were best left to contractors and other professionals. Not true!!! I was surprised at how easy it was to shingle a small structure. As soon as we finished this project I started looking for other things to shingle- chicken coop, you’re next! 

     I decided to use Timberline® Natural Shadow® shingles in Shakewood. I wanted a natural color that complimented the unfinished wood. Timberline® is the best selling shingle in North America and I can totally see why! They come in a wide variety of colors to enhance any project and they’re very durable. As soon as I took them out of the packing, I knew these built to last! 
       
    I outlined all the steps below, so you guys can see that shingles definitely aren’t intimidating as you might think! 

Supplies needed:
Natural Shadow® shingles (I needed 2 packages to cover an approximately 60 square foot roof)
1 ¼” galvanized steel roofing nails
1” – 1 ¼” round plastic cap roofing nail
Roof edge

Tools:
Hammer
Utility Knife

Safety gear:
Safety glasses

Thin gloves with rubberized grips
How to Shingle a Playhouse or Shed Roof
Lay the FeltBuster® on top of the plywood and cut to size. FeltBuster® is a breeze to use. It’s easy to trim with scissors but it’s durable and doesn’t tear when you’re nailing to it or applying the shingles.
How to Shingle a Playhouse or Shed Roof
Hammer the plastic cap roofing nails to attach the FeltBuster® . Hammer them down in numerous places to make sure it doesn’t move while you’re attaching the shingles.
How to Shingle a Playhouse or Shed Roof
When applying shingles you start at the bottom and work your way up. The very first row is the starter strip. The shingles are applied upside down and nailed in the middle.If you have excess shingles at the side, simply trim it.
How to Shingle a Playhouse or Shed Roof
The roof edge covers the edge of the plywood and helps water drip off.  Insert it under the edge of the starter shingle.
How to Shingle a Playhouse or Shed Roof
Cut the middle of the roof edge approximately 3/4 of the way (do not cut it off entirely). Bend over and nail down to the other side of the roof. 
How to Shingle a Playhouse or Shed Roof
For the first row of shingles: Start in the opposite direction as when you did the starter strip. Place the shingles directly on top of the starter strip and nail down across the middle.
How to Shingle a Playhouse or Shed Roof
Place the second piece of shingle right next to the first and nail down. Cut off any excess at the side. 

How to Shingle a Playhouse or Shed Roof
For the second row: Start in the opposite direction of the 1st row.  Lay the second row of shingles down overlapping the first. The black tar strip in the middle of the shingle should be covered entirely. 
How to Shingle a Playhouse or Shed Roof

Repeat these 2 rows until you reach the top of the roof. Repeat on the other side.

How to Shingle a Playhouse or Shed Roof
Center the TimberTex® ridge cap shingle on the top of the roof, towards the front of the structure.How to Shingle a Playhouse or Shed Roof
Nail down on the edge
How to Shingle a Playhouse or Shed Roof
Keep laying the TimberTex® ridge cap shingles along the top of the roof, nailing as you go.
How to Shingle a Playhouse or Shed Roof
Trim the final shingle so it lines up with the roof.
How to Shingle a Playhouse or Shed Roof
How to Shingle a Playhouse or Shed Roof

How to Shingle a Playhouse or Shed Roof
     We are so happy with the finished Sandbox! The shingles not only protect the roof from the elements, they add to the charm. Thanks to Timberline® this roof will look awesome for years to come! Like any good company, Timberline® stands behind their products. You can read more about their warranty here
 If you want to try out roofing (and you totally should!) head over to your local Lowe’s to pick up Timberline® roofing products.
Have any of you guys tried your own DIY roofing project? Let me know in the comments below! 
  • Reply
    Emily Daniels
    May 3, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    What an amazing birthday gift!!!! Your son is one lucky boy =)

  • Reply
    Zana Davies
    May 4, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Damn girl, you are talented!

  • Reply
    Charles Owens
    August 27, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    My roof garden turned into a sump after torrential rainfall, and water clogging started affecting the plants in a negative way, so I had to seek professional assistance for effective guttering in Centurion, and save my beautiful garden from being destroyed due to carelessness.

  • Reply
    Rick Taylor
    December 15, 2017 at 11:15 am

    This looks so cute and seems to so much fun. I think it going to help many moms who are willing to try this by their own. Thanks for sharing.

    Southshoreroofingma.com

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: