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Old 02-02-2009, 12:58 PM   #1
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How long can ice/water shield stay exposed?


In spring, I'm going to be doing a tear off and re-roof on a cabin we have as a vacation home. The challenge is that my time there is limited. I'm going to be able to recruit a bunch of help for the tear off, but the reroofing will go slower. It may take 2-3 weekends after the tearoff to get the shingling done.

Instead of using roof tarps, I was toying with the idea of installing ice/water barrier over most of the roof. It would give me a fairly weather tight system until I could get shingles installed. I realize it's a cost issue, but I ran the numbers for a 16 square roof and it didn't seem too bad. How long can the ice/water be exposed to the sunlight before it causes issues? Am I crazy for considering this?

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i guess it depends on your roof.There are some who say i&w could form a double vapor barrier.Is the roof insulated?ventilated ?is there an existing vapor barrier?you could look into a product like thishttp://www.interwrap.com/Titanium/witch is designed for fairly long UV exposure

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The GAF Ice/water shield I installed said 60 days
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The exposure time varies, for some manufactures it's a week, and some it's 3 months. UV exposure is what hurts it. I've seen it exposed for years and it still looked good.
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The roof will be insulated. I'll have the baffles directly under the old 1x roof boards followed by standard fiberglass insulation between the rafters. The soffits are vented and I will be installing continuous ridge vent.

If I can get 60 days exposure out of the ice/water barrier, that should give me plenty of time to finish my roof.
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There are several base sheets that you can use so long as you install them properly and fasten the material with cap nails or tin caps with staples,
I have used Tamko's nail fast several times with good results,
but there are many others,
ask your local roofing material supplier for options.


I was not talking about covering the I&W with a good base sheet,
rather use a good base sheet instead of covering the entire roof in I&W.
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You could also buy some cheap 15# felt paper to cover up the Ice and Water Shield, so it isn't exposed to the sun.

But.....

Tarps are cheap. Buy them and use them instead.

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You could also buy some cheap 15# felt paper to cover up the Ice and Water Shield, so it isn't exposed to the sun.

But.....

Tarps are cheap. Buy them and use them instead.

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