Originally Posted by redline
How long of a warranty are offered with staples? Will the roofer replace the cupped shingles if they staple them?
Hand nailing is best for cedar. Staples do not allow the cedar shingles to expand and contract with moisture content as well as with nails.
Matrix (mesh) for breathing material.
Is roof vented?
Hi, thanks for the replies guys.
My gut tells me hand nailing is preferred since I read an article back in 1985 about it. I can't locate the article now for reference plus don't know if technology has changed on this in 21 years.
Yes, the roof is currently vented with soffit intakes and power vent up higher. That's a good question since I'm wondering whether to replace with a ridge vent.