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  • A lifter course of short shingles will hold the first full course at the same angle as the rest of the roof.
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  • The bottom edge of the first full course sits on the lifters, just as the upper courses sit on the lower courses.
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  • Start every other row of shingles with a half-width shingle so the joints will weave back and forth from row to row
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  • "Boston Lap"... the first shingle may have to be cut to fit, or it may squeeze under the end of the molding.
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  • Pairs of shingles laid across the peak
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  • Cut pairs of shingles on the corners so the edges are straight up and down the roof
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