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Old 08-09-2019, 06:14 PM   #1
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Small Roofing Job Questions


So I'm a part of my local fire department and we have a roof on our training tower that needs to be reshingled. I've done some roofing in the past a few buildings here and there and last summer a shed. I wanted to know if ice and water shield is supposed to be on top of tar paper or if it has a tar paper applied to it already and id only have to put that down? I've never used ice and water shield and I'm not sure if I even have to use it on this job with the building being unheated. I'm an electrician not much of a roofer but it's such a small job that we want to do it ourselves. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:37 AM   #2
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I suggest you may be more important to your FD and a contractor who is experienced at working on roofs would be suggested.

If you fall off the roof, there is a lot of liability for the FD.

The I&W is applied directly to the sheathing. Iíve put tar paper on top of that so the shingles may be removed next time the roof needs replaced. Geographic area and site conditions (pitch of roof) contribute to decisions made.


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Don't want to speak out of school here but...
Ask around to one of your coworkers. Yours would be the only fire station in America without a contractor on the side.

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You are full of it. The fire department is run by the city. They hire real contractors. Even in my 185 population town , being on the fire department, we hired a local contractor that donated his time.

Come on bro?
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You are full of it. The fire department is run by the city. They hire real contractors. Even in my 185 population town , being on the fire department, we hired a local contractor that donated his time.

Come on bro?
When I was VFD 20 + years ago we built our fire hall.




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My dad was a volunteer ( more for the drinking and fraternity environment) but I helped him roof the firehouse when I was about 15.

Soda machine had beer in it lol. Remember trying to get an RC cola and a bud red came out lol Few slot machines too.


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If you use ice and watershield, it goes straight on t he deck.

If you don't have to use it, don't use it.
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Put the I&W on top of the shingles
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You are full of it. The fire department is run by the city. They hire real contractors. Even in my 185 population town , being on the fire department, we hired a local contractor that donated his time.

Come on bro?
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That wasn't my point. Around here every station has a guy or 2 that moonlights as a contractor. A lot of our firestations have a lot of work trucks with ladder racks parked out behind the station.

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