Felt vs Tarpaper

Old 02-20-06, 08:53 AM
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Question Felt vs Tarpaper


I am new at this .

What is the difference between using Felt and tarpaper as an underlayment for new shingles?

Old 02-20-06, 09:40 AM
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LucioRoberto, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
Roofing felt and tarpaper are the same thing. I believe they come in at least two weights, 15# and 30#. Good luck.
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The Dragon is correct. Good Luck
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Not exactly. Tar Paper is really coal tar felts, used w/ builtup coal tar roofs. Roofing felt is asphalt based, for asphalt roofing.

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