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Old 09-28-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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Felt or DeckArmor Underlayment


I'm looking at buying a real fixer-upper as a house...Needs a new roof ASAP. I've been doing some reading and thinking of doing the roof myself. I live in Central Pennsylvania. What are opinions are far as 30lb felt or a product such as DeckArmor or both as underlayment... obviously the BEST is both one would assume but is DeckArmor or something similar necessary or advised in my area?

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Old 09-28-2011, 07:14 PM   #2
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I have seen Deck Armor keep a new house waterproof for 5 months through a Canadian winter. I would never trust #30 to that, ever.

If you can afford the Deck Armor, then I would definitely suggest it.

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We have used the Grace product underlayment on the last few roofs. $95 for 10 sq and available at Home Depot. I have used many of the new synthetic underlayments, and for the price it can't be beat. We almost never use felt anymore. If you can't shingle it in a few days, don't count on the felt staying put.
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Synthetic hands down.
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We have used the Grace product underlayment on the last few roofs. $95 for 10 sq and available at Home Depot. I have used many of the new synthetic underlayments, and for the price it can't be beat. We almost never use felt anymore. If you can't shingle it in a few days, don't count on the felt staying put.
Wow. A 10 square grace underlayment for $95?? Where do you live?

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Synthetic hands down.
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Cheap insurance for a more leakproof and solid roof installation.

We use it as a standard regardless of installed material now.

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