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Old 01-27-2006, 03:59 PM   #1
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Is it important to pull off the celophane tab on each shingle before attaching shingles to roof? My shingles are blowing away and all seem to still have their tape dangling from them. Roof is only four years old.
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Is it important to pull off the celophane tab on each shingle before attaching shingles to roof? My shingles are blowing away and all seem to still have their tape dangling from them. Roof is only four years old.
Pull off celophane,,, no.

Were the shingles put on by a professional???No.

Can you identify how many nails were holding in shingle on the ones that blew off... Also what type of shingle.
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If you can find a celophane, it probably says "Do not remove" on it.
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Thanks for the swift replies, Bob and Aaron. Maybe you can help me on this one. I think I recall the roofer (and yes he was supposed to be a pro) used Tamko or Tamho or something like that shingles. Lowes carries some owens corning 30 year ar shingles. Would they last longer? Also, my roof was replaced in the middle of winter following a bad storm. Maybe they just didn't have time to seal. Anyway, it rains a lot here and we have a high level of humidity and pollution so I hesitate going with a metal valume type roof. The manufacturer warns also against using metal roofing where there are animals (what cows?) or lime dust or cement dust. I have all these here. A statuary business next door and a cow farmer who limes his fields across the road. So I guess I just need to find a long lasting laminated shingle, don't I?
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Thanks for the swift replies, Bob and Aaron. Maybe you can help me on this one. I think I recall the roofer (and yes he was supposed to be a pro) used Tamko or Tamho or something like that shingles. Lowes carries some owens corning 30 year ar shingles. Would they last longer? Also, my roof was replaced in the middle of winter following a bad storm. Maybe they just didn't have time to seal. Anyway, it rains a lot here and we have a high level of humidity and pollution so I hesitate going with a metal valume type roof. The manufacturer warns also against using metal roofing where there are animals (what cows?) or lime dust or cement dust. I have all these here. A statuary business next door and a cow farmer who limes his fields across the road. So I guess I just need to find a long lasting laminated shingle, don't I?
If your roof is only 4 years old you shouldn't need a new roof. You need to either claim it on homeowners insurance if the winds were high enough to cover it...or have the contractor who installed roof take care of the shingles.. My guess is if it was winter when it was installed, that it wasn't installed properly. My guess is they used roofing guns and the nails blew right through the shingle and the installers didn't care enough to correct the problem. or you have an older house with roof boards that have 2" spaces between them and plywood should have been installed but wasn't. Another option is to get estimates from another roofing contractor to fix, or inspect the existing roof.

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Yeah, if it is four years old, the shingles should have sealed down. Roofing in the winter will cause brittle shingles, and like Bob said, blow-throughs are common in the less professional types. If you can safely determine where the nails were installed, this will also help to determine the cause.
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The cellophane is only to keep the shingles from sticking together while they are in the bundles. I'll bet that the "roofer" missed the nail line....he probably nailed them too high. This voids warranty from the mfr. (Tamko). The metal type you were (I think) referring to is "Galvalume" . Kynar 500 coated metal might be OK for your environmental issues. Ask a Kynar 500 metal panel mfr.
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