I'm removing some rotten cedar shingles from the side of our house and they are nailed on so tight one over the other that I can't get my Dasco Pro shingle ripper behind the shingle to hook the nails and pull them out. I don't want to put too much pressure on the shingle I'm trying to remove because I don't want to crack the shingle above it.
Perhaps I could use a long, thin blade that I can shove up under the shingle that I'm taking out so I can cut the nails that are nailed through it.
Any suggestions as to the best way to cut the nails holding the shingles on and pull the shingles out?
There is an interesting video here.