My name is Larry, a first time poster, living in warm Yorktown, VA. I’m finishing up a 10×12 shed and am at the roofing stage. I’ve two questions:
1) The roof (including overlap of the gable drip edges) is 154″ long. How do I lay out the shingles to include this 4″ sliver in each row and consequently keep the vertical lines looking decent? I’ve checked all my tool sources and couldn’t find a “shingle stretcher” in any of them <G>.
2) It’s a barn style roof. Is there a preferred method of laying out the courses to accomodate the “intermediate” ridge. Should the top course be such that the bend at the tab is on the ridge thus showing a 5″ course at the top? If that’s the case how do I “cheat” on the reveal to accomodate a deck that isn’t exactly divisible by 5?
Thanks in advance. This is my first major project and my first roofing experience. If I’d known at the start what I know now I would have dimensioned the roof differently. Life is full of lessons learned, yes?