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Old 08-12-2008, 09:50 AM   #1
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Installing New Roof


We are just about ready to install the sheathing on the roof (6:12). We are going to use 5/8" or 3/4" sheathing on the roof so that we don't get any sags from all the sitting snow (Eastern Ontario, Canada). Once the sheathing goes on...I'd like to use a good underlayment, not the black stuff....whats a good synthetic cover to use under the shingles?

Do I need ice guard for the lower part of the roof or is the sythetic underlayment good enough? For the edges of the roof do I have to put that metal lip all along the edges everywhere on the roof or just on the lower sloped part where the water will run and ice might build up?

The cabin is 16x32 ... would one of those twirly vents be good enough or do I need 2? Thanks for the info

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Old 08-12-2008, 01:25 PM   #2
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Installing New Roof


Here's what you do.....

Get some Edco steel drip edge for all the roof edges. Put I&W shield of your choice two rows up, then put some Certainteed roofer's select tar paper on the rest. Shingles, I recommend Landmarks. It's all we try to sell. Then put a vented ridge on. I recommend Omni roll. You will have no problems.

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