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Old 03-11-2011, 10:52 AM   #1
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this sounds rudimentary but is there any specific things that are not completely intuitive about posting tar paper on a roof? it is a small shed (11x9). i was just gonna use asphalt felt 15 (as opposed to 30, is that OK?) and post rows going vertical (i.e. perpendicular to the ridge beam) and lap each row by maybe an inch or so to avoid having exposed slots. was gonna use a swing stapler and 0.5" staples. does this sound like the right approach?

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...is there some advantage to running it vertical?

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...is there some advantage to running it vertical?
i was thinking it would be better for joints between rows to run vertical to avoid possible leakage between them but then again, if you run them horizontal and lap the next row up over the one below, that might even be better.
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Horizontal, with minimum 4" lap, and your 1/2" staples, and you'll be fine. Just be sure to keep it flat to the sheathing as you roll it out, so that you don't have humps under your shingles. I seem to recall you asking about ice guard in an earlier post, and, again, if there is enough for your shed in a roll, you could just run that up the roof, in place of felt. If you do that though, don't staple it.
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thanks, is felt #15 OK ?
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We have torn them off years ago where the roofers followed the valley lines?
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We have torn them off years ago where the roofers followed the valley lines?
huh? torn what and what valley lines?
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You could ask your local building authority, but, personally, I would be more inclined to use 30, simply because it is a shed, and therefore the tendancy down the road may be to extend replacement of it as long as possible. Not that 30 is necessarily going to help at lot at that point, but it might. Just an opinion.
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thanks, is felt #15 OK ?
#15 is fine. Run it horizontally.
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Look at the directions on the shingle wrapping.

They always show tarpaper and they always show it run horizontally.
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Be sure to use roofing felt for roofs rather than tar paper for siding. Many don't know or think there's a difference; http://www.fortifiber.com/pdf/fortif...sk_vs_felt.pdf

http://www.dickseibert.com/martin.pdf

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