is felt really needed?

Old 09-10-01, 05:23 PM
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I live in Houston, Texas. This summer I had my roof redone, tear-off and re-shingled with asphalt shingles. My contractor did not use felt on about half of the roof. When I questioned him about it. He said something about felt is not really needed if the pitch is 4-12 and that is the pitch of my roof. Not real sure what all he said I did catch 4-12 pitch and not really needed. From what I can tell Felt is a must. since he did not use it what can I expect in roof life. Or is he correct and I have nothing to worry about?

Thanks for your help in advance, Ray
Old 09-10-01, 07:31 PM
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Call your Building Inspection Department and ask them about it.
I would have insisted that he use felt. (Some roofing warranties require felt.)
Did you have a written contract requiring felt?
What if you have a major storm off the Gulf and shingles rip off? You have absolutely no protection then.
I think that this contractor pulled one.
Good Luck!

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