Alessio Miniatures  

Made in the USA


Asphalt Roofing

Decorative Asphalt

(For application instructions, see below).

Coverage 144 sq inches

Retail, $15.00 each bag

Decorative Fishscale,   4001DF


Rounded Tab,   4001RT


Cape May,   4001CM


Decorative Hex,   4001DH


Decorative Diamond,   4001DD


Architectural,   4001A



Square, Hex and Fishscale Asphalt

Coverage 157 sq inches



       4001 Black Sq

                  4002 Red Sq



         4003 Green Sq

                  4004 Brown Sq


   4005 Salt & Pepper Sq

                 4006 Plain Sq


         4007 Frost Sq

                 4008 Gray Blend Sq



       4009 Tan Sq

                 4010 Dark Gray Sq


Each color is also available in Hexagon and Fishscale

4001F, BlackFiscale

4002H, Red Hex


All $15.00, Retail, except Green, $17.00

 ***** How to apply asphalt roofing *****

You will need sharp scissors, a tacky wood glue (or hot glue gun, but it's not necessary) and a good eye for symmetry. 

Start by laying the first row upside down flush along the bottom row of your roofing area. Start with the left side of your strip, and cut off any excess. Lay the second row parallel to it and translated up by about half an inch, to line up the top of the tab slot with thetop of the previous row. The edge of the shingle strip should line up with the edge of the roof, but likely only for this row. Then, lay the third row staggered over to the left by about half a shingle, lined up the same way, with a small section of the strip overhanging the roof. Cut this section off, trimmed to the roof edge. 

Lay the fourth row so that it is lined up with the second row's shingles as exactly as possible, and then the fifth row lined up with the third, and so on.

Optional: For a sturdier roof bond, use staples to secure the strip, on sections which will be covered by the next row.

When nearing the roof peak, cut a strip to meet flush with the edge if necessary. Make sure the opposite side of the roof is finished the same way before continuing.

To cap the roof, cut off single squares, fold them evenly in half, and glue them overlapping the previous shingle by one quarter inch along the roof peak.

For a neat, pressed look to your freshly glued shingles, lay a board over the top and apply weight until the shingles dry.




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