Instructions for builder's paper

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Instructions for builder's paper

I'm having a heck of a time finding instructions for fastening builder's paper under shingles. Reroofing a section of my roof.

I'm in south Florida so there's always a complication. Can anyone point me to high-wind instructions and if not, can you tell me the standard procedure?

Do I staple, or staple then nail the paper down? Do I need tin tabs? What size?
 
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The shingles will hold the paper. Nailing the paper will hold it in place until you can get the shingles installed.

This may help:

http://pdf.lowes.com/installationgui...63_install.pdf
 
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Just to be clear...you are talking about roofing felt/tar paper? Builders paper, at least when i worked at HD, was used inside the building to protect flooring when work was being done.
 
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you are talking about roofing felt/tar paper?
Yes, 30# felt ........................................................................................................
 
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The shingles will hold the paper. Nailing the paper will hold it in place until you can get the shingles installed.
In Florida I believe part of the idea is that if shingles blow off, you have secondary protection. So it can't depend on shingle attachment to hold it on.
 
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Seams to me, if your shingles have blown off the 30# felt has zero chance to stay on. How about putting down ice and water shield? That stuff is SUPER sticky!
 
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The roofing felt is secondary protection but in case water gets under the shingles. If more than an odd shingle blows off it will take the tar paper with it. Stapling the roof felt down is fine if you get the shingles on before the wind picks up. When you aren't immediately nailing down the shingles you need the nails with the plastic washer to help the felt stay down without ripping.
 
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