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Old 08-20-2011, 05:59 PM   #21
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........but it wasn't all that long ago that almost all shingles were "organic"

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Exactly correct.

Not quite as tasty as the veggies from the organic farm stand down the street.

BTW the demise of the "organic" shingle was compromised asphalt blends and inferior quality paper mat due primarily to cost consideration. So goes the way of the world.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:46 PM   #22
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In my area, it is actually a code violation to paint over shingles. I have seen dozens of roofs fail shortly after the shingles were painted with elastomeric. Water was trapped under the shingle and caused the nails to rust. So personally I would avoid doing it if you are in a high rain or humidity area.

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[QUOTE=JWRoofing;1267025]In my area, it is actually a code violation to paint over shingles. I have seen dozens of roofs fail shortly after the shingles were painted with elastomeric. Water was trapped under the shingle and caused the nails to rust. So personally I would avoid doing it if you are in a high rain or humidity area.

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JW, is the problem of the water being trapped, because the edges of each shingle is sealed down against the underlying shingle, or is it because moisture can't permeate through the asphalt shingle itself? I didn't know that moisture could penetrate through the shingles. I always thought it was escaping out through the seams and lap joints.

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