roofing felt

Old 03-02-03, 06:02 AM
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our asphalt shingle roof was removed as we are having a new dimensional shingle roof installed. The installed the 30 # felt on the roof and installed the peel and stick material on the low pitch porch roof. The shingles are still all wrapped and lying on the ridge of the roof. Now it has poured rain for 4 days.....Will the felt be damaged from the rain? The felt is now wavy. Will it be ok to install the new 30 year dimentional Elk shingle over the wavy felt??
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Do not worry about the waves in the felt. It will flatten out. They will not affect your roof. Glad you put down 30# felt. Some try to save a buck and put down 15# felt. 15 is too thin.
Old 03-02-03, 06:15 AM
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Thanks for your prompt reply!! Do we need to wait to make sure the felt is 100% dry prior to the dimensional shingles being installed or will the heat of the sun once the shingles are installed just continue to dry everything out?
Old 03-02-03, 08:08 AM
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Roofing 'felt' is a misnomer. It is actually paper saturated with tar. It will not absorb much moisture at all - your 'tar paper' will be fine as any moisture will evaporate very quickly.


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