Rake board replacement

Am replacing rotted rake boards. The ends of the nails sticking down through the shingles are preventing me from getting the new rake board up tight against the shingles to keep rain/snow out. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Jerry

welcome to the wounderfull world of fasha replacement.
your probably runnin into nails from the edge metal.
sometimes you get lucky and can lift shingles and get to theese nails and pull them. if not them try a pair of dikes that can reach up in there and snip nail off.
holler back if this doenst work.


Thanks, Gweedo, but what’s “a pair of dikes”?? Jerry

“pair of dikes” are wire cutters. I don’t know how much room you have, but if underneath is an option, you could try a dremel or a rotary tool with a metal cutting blade on it to cut the nails down. Otherwise if you have one of those little compact hand saws that take a hacksaw blade, you could try that. :smiley:

dont know the exact name for them , but they look lik a big pair of toe nail
clippers, maybe someone knows the name.


they are also called side cutters.

“pair of dikes” that would be my ex and her mother

I noticed you were new. We try and keep those types of things to ourselves. The moderator might remove that. Try and watch your lang. here please this is a professional and consumer site. Not a place to air out your dirty laundry. Sorry if this sounds a little harsh but we try and keep our site clean and we have people that respect us for it. Welcome to the group and hope to see more posts that are clean. GTP

Hi gtp1003,

Are you serious. That makes me laugh.

I have never been to a site with so many porn links.

the joke wasnt as bad as the porn site links.
i dont think the links are replyed to.
i think teres to many post now to catch them. poor japoax.
and if ya think gtp got on ya there, try givin some not so professional roofing advise here.



Sure would hate to hit one of those links by mistake when there was my wife or kids in the room.

I can explain the dike comments.

Maybe Don could peruse the links on a daily basis and delete the nasty ones?

:smiley: sorry didnt mean to offend anyone guess it was just the ruffian roofer in me

I will agree with that with all the porn its childish if you ask me. But im just trying to keep it as clean as i can. Hey gweedo im not that bad am I ???

Man now im going to have to cover my ears when i read this forum … :mrgreen: