How to Shingle a Roof Peak

After countless hours of laying shingle after shingle, you have reached the peak of the roof on both sides.

Shingling a roof peak is simpleShingling a roof peak is simple
All you have to do is put the finishing touches on the job by shingling the pinnacle of the roof. Although the surface of the peak of the roof is different from the rest of the roof, shingling the peak is equally simple to accomplish if you make a couple of adjustments in your approach.

Cut several shingles length-wise into thirds. Each third should have a tab. In order to cut the shingles, turn them over and use a utility knife to cut along the edge where you want to make the cut. Move the piece of the shingle back and forth until it separates cleanly.

Place the shingle with the tab facing outward at the edge of the ridge of the roof peak. Bend the shingle to make it fit tightly on the peak.

Hammer two nails into the top edge of the shingle. Repeat this process to cover one side of the of the peak of the roof and then do the same on the other side of the peak of the roof.

Things You Will Need

  • Utility knife
  • Nails
  • Hammer

About the Author

Writing in both Spanish and English, Martin Adamovic has been covering psychology, marketing, lifestyle and sports since 2009. She has served as a sports journalist for a variety of mobile sports applications in Europe, including General Mobile and Bravo Game Studios. Adamovic holds a B.A. in Spanish and business from the University of Colorado and is currently studying law.