New Roof question

Old 03-29-05, 06:19 PM
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New Roof question

Visited the new house today and the workers were placing the plywood up for the roof but do not have the tar paper up as of yet.

Walking through the house I am able to see a lot of light through where the plywood comes together.

Should the plywood be butted up against each to where to light is visible or is having a gap acceptable?
If the gap is acceptable, what would be the max gap before it should raise a red flag?
Old 03-29-05, 07:11 PM
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No, it should be gapped at 1/8". Read the label on the plywood for exact spacing.
Old 03-29-05, 07:26 PM
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Yes, there should be a small gap.
It allows for expansion/contraction in the decking.

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