|* If the shingles
you are using are shorter than 1” then you must make a
special ‘ruler’ that has lines closer together.
e.g. If you are using “Classic” pattern shingles
with a 3/4” exposure, then make a ‘ruler’
that has lines every 3/4”. Use this in step 1 the same
as a regular ruler. This will give even divisions for the smaller
**If you prefer to use a solvent
glue (FastGrabTM) apply it to the back of each shingle as
you place the shingle on the roof. Do not put beads of glue
on the roof as it dries too quickly.
To simulate SLATE roofing, we use a material that is made
of MDF and machined/embossed to look like shingles. Then we
cover it completely with black wax shoe polish (Kiwi, Esquire,etc)
and buff it with a brush until it shines. Then sprinkle baby
power over the roof, and brush off the extra. Actually looks
Thatching (still working on a good way) Use coconut fiber.
The color and size is about right.