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Caution: Hard Hat Area

Caution: Hard Hat Area

Craziest Shingle Tear-Off Method Ever?

comments (0) May 27th, 2009 in Blogs
RDA Robyn Doyon-Aitken, producer

Video Length: 1:59
Produced by: boyd224

We found this alternative method of removing cedar shingles from a roof on YouTube and shuddered. But with viewer comments like, "Dude, you're awesome." And "That machine saved HOURS of back breaking work!" (There were some others, but they aren't fit to print here, if you know what I mean). We have to ask: Is this the coolest or craziest method of tear-off you've ever seen?

Personally, I don't care how skilled the operator is, or how much time this crew saves, I'd never let anyone scrape shingles off my roof using this method.

Watch the video and tell us what you think by leaving a comment below.

Update: If you're interested in a tear-off method we would recommend, members can check out Stephen Hazlett's "Low-Risk Reroof," where he says it's best to only tear off what you can reroof in a day. And, you might like "Tearing Off Old Roofing" too; it's a classic.

So now what? If you're wondering what to do once the shingles are off, check out "Reroofing With Asphalt Shingles," also by Hazlett, and "Recycling Roofs into Roads," where you can tour an asphalt-shingle recycling plant and learn how discarded asphalt shingles can be recycled to make hot-mix asphalt used to pave roads. Pretty cool.


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