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Old 10-24-2010, 05:32 PM   #1
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1st course flush with edges of starter course. Why?


The Certainteed installation manual says the 1st course and starter course should be flush. On our house, the 1st course extends about an inch beyond the starter course. Is that worth worrying about? Thanks.

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1st course flush with edges of starter course. Why?


I believe the instructions are saying to make sure the starter and 1st course are even with each other, not even with your drip edge. So if you're overhanging your drip edge 1", make sure the starter and 1st course are both overhanging that 1". That will give the 1st course more support.

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Functionally Speaking: I do not believe there is a problem with the starter not matching the overhang of the 1st course.

In fact, our typical installation includes the same process as you described. We do not overhang the start course, only the shingles.
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RoofDiagnostics, the other thread said you were logged off! Anyway, on our roof, both the starter course and the first course overhang, with the first course overhanging farther, sometimes by about an inch. It sounds as though this is another situation where opinions differ, and those who want the two courses to be even with each other are concerned about support for the first course.
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I see that you have multiple issues. None of the issues that i responded to would be considered primary concerns.

If you were to ask the roofing contractors on this site: "How should this detail be configured?" you will certainly get a different answer then if you were to say "My roof was installed like this - should i change it?"

At this point in the game, i do not think it is worth making changes to your issues. The starter course issue is the least of all your concerns.

Why have these issues become a concern a year after the install?
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"Why have these issues become a concern a year after the install? "

This has been an ongoing house renovation. They did the roof first; getting ready to do gutters now, and I've been noticing/looking more closely at the at the details of the roof while thinking about gutter issues.

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