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jdray99311

04:41PM | 05/02/03
Member Since: 05/01/03
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I am the second owner of a 6 year old house in MI. A couple of shingles blew off during the storm last night.

I have two questions for someone who is a professional roofer.

1. The cellophane strips on the adhesive backing on the shingles were never removed. Is this a common way of installing these? Would this be a cause of loose shingles blowing off? The answer seems obvious to me, but a professional roofer did the house this way.


2. There is no roof felt under the shingles. Is this a proper way to do a roof on a house? I have heard of people roofing pole barns like this but not houses.

Thanks for any respones!

Jeff

Piffin

05:58AM | 05/03/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
1) The strips are not supposed to be removed. They are there to stop the shigles from sealiong together in the package during shipping and storage. They have absolutley nothing to do with roof performance.

2) Almost all codes and manufacturers recommend roofing underlayment such as tarpaper for shingle roofs. Many will void the warranty with no underlayment.

3) The number and placement of roofing nails is the primary reason for shigles blowing off. If you look at a label for shingles to see where the nails should be and compare that to the way they were placed, I bet you'll find inadequacy there.

4) Your homeowners insurance is likely to cover cost of repairs unless it has a high deductable.

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