step 7 Install Shingles And Paint Storage Shed

How to build a storage shed

4- bundles of shingles

Apply a protective finish, stain, paint, varnish, to your storage shed siding and trim, as soon as possible.

I painted the storage shed trim white, and stained the siding.

Install starter course of shingles upside down so that the tabs point up, cut the first one 6" with a utility knife and straightedge. Let the bottom overhang the dripedge 3/8" fasten the shingles with roofing nails. Use a full shingle for the remainder of the row. Trim the last shingle so it overlaps the edge by 3/8"

Install the first course of shingles, starting with a full shingle.
Position the tabs down and align the edges with those of the starter course.
Begin the second course with a full shingle, but overhang the end by 1/2 a tab. Overhang third course a full tab, then 1 1/2 tabs for the fourth course. Start the fifth course with a full shingle aligned with the first course, and repeat the pattern.

I used construction adhesive along the edge to keep the shingles from popping up.

Insall ridge caps.
Cut ridge caps from standerd shingle tabs.

Trim corners to create the shingle caps. Install the caps at the ridge.