snow on half shingled roof

Old 12-05-05, 07:22 AM
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snow on half shingled roof

started roofing my 12/12 with laminate shingles. started at 60 deg. now I am getting 20 deg and 6" of snow on an unfinished job.How will this effect my roof? it is papered well, tried to " be the rain drop"
Old 12-05-05, 04:24 PM
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Brush off the snow and do the job. If you used 30 lb felt you should be in good shape. 15 lb felt often will bubble with moisture, slice out the bubbles as you go.
Old 12-06-05, 06:53 PM
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I have a similar question / problem:
I am in the middle of framing a new addition, and half the roof is tarped and half is bare plywood.
Now I have 3 inches of snow sitting on the roof and it is about 30 degrees.
What would you recommed, attempt to shingle the roof in cold weather or tarp all of it and wait for spring?
I am afraid to crack the asphalt shingles in the cold and have no seal made under the shingle , on the other hand afraid to tarp it and have leaks the entire winter.

What should I do!?!?
Thanks in advance
Old 12-08-05, 06:26 PM
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Same advice, If it's not too dangerous, brush the snow off and pick a decent day to roof. If your carefull you won't crack your shingle, and if you do you can repair in warmer weather. Shingles will not seal down in cold weather.
It doesn't really matter as they will seal in the spring.
Remember, slate, tile and wood shakes never seal as such.

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