05:02PM | 09/09/00
Member Since: 08/11/00
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We are about to get our roof reshingled but are somewhat confused about the procedure.

We have a bungalow, with a rather regular roofline....not too steep a pitch....

1. Is felt paper necessary to lay before laying the shingles?? Some say 'yes' some say 'no'????
2. Eave guard has been prevent ice-damming.....I agree with this but some say it isn't necessary. ???
3. Other important information that needs to be considered??

If you can shed some light on the above, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks from the East Coast


10:40AM | 09/14/00
Since this has gone unanswered:

I am not a pro roofer but have roofed a few homes. I would say definately put down felt paper, it is a moister barrior that will help protect the decking, if you would like to add life to the decking. Always start at the bottom and work up, overlay the felt paper a few inches(it will have a line on it to go by)

Since I am from TX, I am not familiar with eve guards, sorry. If ice is a problem I would do it.

Also put drip tin all around the roof before you shingle. And I always lay the first row of shingles turned around backwards so that the space between the ears don't expose the felt or decking, then lay another "first row" right on top, in the correct position.

Hope this helps

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