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Old 10-18-2011, 08:03 AM   #41
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Your argument is as bad as your grammar. Our new construction roofs lay flat, and the (30lb) felt is exposed for months sometimes.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:05 AM   #42
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All kidding aside, I agree with your comment. I was always told one of the reason you felt a roof was to protect the home while you roofed the house.
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Re: 15# Felt Or 30?


I once had 30 # felt on one of my buildings for a number of years before I got steel put on it. Had it held down with lath. Not something I would recommend , but it held up keep things dry until I could afford to do it right .
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Felt Sucks. I rarely use either 15# or 30#. If you are competing on price alone then you need to find a niche. I prefer Titanium UDL to felt any day. It is super safe to walk on and far superior in performance to felt. Sure, it is more expensive but if you can't sell better performance to your customer you probably need to hire a salesman. Titanium UDL is made by InterWrap.
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Ditto the Titanium,I hardly use felt anymore.Its so nice to work with,a 10sq roll is so light and they claim it will last up to 6 mos installed to their spec with button caps.Perfect for drying in new construction.JMO I like
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I have been using double layers of 15 lb felt for years.
I was taught 30 lb was the standard. 15 + 15 = 30
I start the first run with a half roll 18" then a full roll . Then every run I drop to the half way line so each new row has a half lap.
I work in high wind areas so I staple with a wacker tacker a string line on the bottom edge of each run and the gable ends. I have seen other builders in the same subdivision loose 30 to 50% of the paper on a bad wind day only using a few staples and button caps. That is to my zero loss system.
I have used the edge tape as well and the only real difference is cost.
If I only roofed and was not doing other trades after the roof was dried in I may skip the string but not the dbl 15 layers.
I am doing a number of trades and do the roof as conditions allow.
The last house it was really hot during the middle of the day so I started roofing early then switched to painting the exterior till it cooled off in the late afternoon. I ended the day roofing.
I even started roofing on the west side in the morning and the east in the afternoon giving me more roof time. I used the same system painting to keep out of the sun. Just my 2 Cs
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