I just wanted to get a sanity check on my first install of a roof (and sunroom addition at that too).
I’ve got a simple gable roof that’s a 5/12 pitch over a room that’s 20x16. I’ve got the drip edge installed and ice/water shield over that. Upwards from the ice/water shield, I’ve laid out (so far) two courses of felt overlapping about 4 inches.
That’s where I’ve left off. I’m ready to start shingling. I’m using Tamko Heritage 30 shingles and I have 2 starter packs (no tabs). The guy who sold them said they can be used for both a starter course and ridge caps. Here are some Q’s I have:
Just about everywhere I’ve read, they say to use a standard shingle and cut off the tabs to use as the starter course. Can I just use the ones from the starter pack without cutting them? Is there anything special to watch out for?
I am using step flashing, I’m assuming a piece of flashing will need to go under the starter course?
How do I cut the starters to use for the ridge? Just straight cuts? I’ve seen where some are cut at a angle toward the ends. I’m guessing this is to help laying down on the ridge better.
Do I need a drip edge along the rake? I don’t have an overhang (sorry, forgot the term) and there will just be a piece of trim under the gable end.
I will be installing a ridgemaster vent on the ridge. The total length of the ridge is 16 feet and I have three 4’ sections of ridgemaster to install. I’ve read through everything on installing it, but was wondering if there’s anything I should be watching out for when installing.
I don’t have any pics but can post them later if needed.
Appreciate any feedback/help.