Asphalt shingle release tape - what to do?


  #1  
Old 11-06-04, 04:42 PM
oneidasoftware
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Asphalt shingle release tape - what to do?

Just what IS the preferred method of handling the release tape on the back of asphalt shingles. I have read references which state that it "need not be removed". I have seen shingles with release tape imprinted with "DO NOT REMOVE THIS TAPE". I have found no installation instructions (at least on the web) from any manufacturer which talk about either removing it or not.

It would appear to me that it's only logical to take it off before nailing the shingle down, yet the example noted above seems to indicate otherwise. Just what IS the wisdom on this matter??
Thanks in advance,
-JDB
 
  #2  
Old 11-06-04, 08:55 PM
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 274
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
The release tape on the back of the shingle serves one purpose and one purpose only.
It keeps the shingles from sticking together in the bundles.
Once you take the shingle out of the bundle, the release tape serves no purpose.

You do NOT need to remove it.
 
  #3  
Old 11-07-04, 12:59 PM
Ed Imeduc's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Mountain Williams Missouri
Posts: 17,505
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
Wink

Like said lay one on top of the other like you lay them on the roof. You will see why you dont have to pull it off

ED
 
  #4  
Old 11-08-04, 06:02 AM
pgtek's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: north Carolina
Posts: 1,348
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
hi
you dont need to remove them.
Once the sun hits it will be glue together.
cheers

pgtek
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: