Stripping the old shingles off a house is a messy job by anybody’s standards. The accumulated pieces of cedar or asphalt tend to rain down around the house, often damaging fragile landscaping. To prevent this problem, I use a sheet of 6-mil poly to act as a combination protective barrier and tarpaulin, as shown in the drawing. I staple the poly to the top piece of a 2×4 frame, making sure that the top edge of the poly is doubled and wrapped around the horizontal 2×4. This arrangement saves a lot of cleanup time, and leaves my clients smiling.
Charlie Woodhouse, Kensington, CA