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Old 10-29-2017, 08:40 AM   #1
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Cold Weather: Heat Shingles W/Electric Matress Pad/Blanket


Going to try:

Throw the blanket/pad over the pallet of shingles, then a couple blankets/quilts and finally a tarp. Start heating 2 days in advance.

Has anyone done this?

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Old 10-29-2017, 11:05 AM   #2
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Re: Cold Weather: Heat Shingles W/Electric Matress Pad/Blanket


Are you trying to catch them on fire? Heating blankets have an auto shut down after around 10 hours.

Best solution would be to find a heated place to store them.

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Going to try:

Throw the blanket/pad over the pallet of shingles, then a couple blankets/quilts and finally a tarp. Start heating 2 days in advance.

Has anyone done this?

Comments, advice, and ridicule welcome (!)
Thanks in advance...
Why? I venture to say by the time you get them on the roof and open the package, unless you're lifting and installing one bundle at a time, if it's cold enough to need that they'll be cold again before you use them?
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Re: Cold Weather: Heat Shingles W/Electric Matress Pad/Blanket


We used to get ours frozen together like a brick because the lumberyard stored them outside. If I called ahead of time they would move them inside for me and thaw them out.
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The issue is the large mass of shingles will reach an average temp, so if the daily temp range is 30 to 50, they will be about 40. If I can heat them up to 50, then on a 50 degree day high, I'll be good to go.

I have a heated garage 50 ft away. Don't like the idea of moving them an extra 100 ft.

As far as an electric blanket goes, they are 75-100watts per side so there is no risk of too much heat - in fact, a couple 100w light bulbs inside the pallet would help too. The 10 hour automatic shut down is an issue.

I'm looking at portable electric baseboard heaters: 24in 400w 120v for $35 - I could put one on each side using the pallet itself for a cold air return. And just a crude box or tent to contain the heat. They can be had as high as 750w @ 36in for about the same money.
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wait till spring...
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If the daily range is 30-50? Shoot, I thought we were talking about 0 temps! Doesn't sound like it'd be worth the hassle you're putting into it! A good shingle on a sunny 30 day will seal just fine...warming it up 10 doesn't seem like it'd do anything worthwhile?
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The last big roof I did solo was I. December/January. I was wearing overalls, gloves and an Elmer Fud hat and it would freeze at night.

No issues, just put them down. Especially at 40 or 50 degrees.

Not really sure what the problem is. Besides, don't you want the roof stacked. I don't carry shingles anymore.

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The last big roof I did solo was I. December/January. I was wearing overalls, gloves and an Elmer Fud hat and it would freeze at night.

No issues, just put them down. Especially at 40 or 50 degrees.

Not really sure what the problem is. Besides, don't you want the roof stacked. I don't carry shingles anymore.

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Yeah, I'm doing this PITA solo. I could split the job into halves and do the 2nd one in the spring. I could work in any temp drying in the 2nd half but I'm using Deck Armor and I'm a bit concerned that some people say "never again" would they NOT tarp it.

So I could be shingling in winter. Won't know until I "get" there. (I'm near Pittsburgh so there will be snow. Talk is of a warm winter which would be a big help.

Just planning ahead with the shingle heating method...
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If you are going to be going slow and possibly take all winter I'd put them in the garage.

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