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ddawg16 09-26-2012 02:24 AM

Protecting Bare Roof?
 
I'm building a 2-story additon on my house.....

I have the sheathing done (it's been up almost 2 months now)....but I think I'm at least another month away from being ready for inspection (framing and roof is done at the same time)

We are starting to get into our fall weather here in S California...translation.....lots of morning dew....

Sheathing is typical 1/2" CDX plywood.....

So......

Do I just leave it as is?

Cover it with plastic?

Spray on some Thompsons?

Windows on Wash 09-26-2012 07:52 AM

It should have been felted in once the deck was up.

If you are looking for something more sturdy than standard 15lb felt, look at one of the synthetic roofing underlayments.

bcdemon 09-26-2012 08:25 AM

Your roof sheathing has been exposed for 2 months already? lol

Yes, cover it with a synthetic underlay, they warranty that stuff for 6 months in the weather.

Windows on Wash 09-26-2012 08:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bcdemon (Post 1017650)
Your roof sheathing has been exposed for 2 months already? lol

Yes, cover it with a synthetic underlay, they warranty that stuff for 6 months in the weather.


+1

Hope it was exterior grade.

CIT 11-02-2012 10:12 PM

This brings up a question. My roof is in BAD need of a new roof and I am still deciding who to use right now. Unfortunately this is a bad time of year and rains are going to set in soon. I hate making a rush decision. What if I do a tear off and install that "synthetic underlay" you speak of and wait until spring to re-roof. Is that a horrible idea?

Roofmaster417 11-02-2012 10:31 PM

I would use some synthetic.As far as tearing your roof off and leaving it.,As crazy as our weather has been I would be cautious with that.Most of our installations (Under 75 square) can be completed in a single day.

Most companies put enough people on the job to complete the project in a day.


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