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Old 04-07-2014, 10:13 AM   #1
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As I continue to finalize my re-roof material selection, a couple questions.

Since the cost is not much more, is #30 roofing paper always better than #15?


Any negatives when using Stinger staple caps over nail caps?

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Old 04-07-2014, 10:27 AM   #2
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As I continue to finalize my re-roof material selection, a couple questions.

Since the cost is not much more, is #30 roofing paper always better than #15?


Any negatives when using Stinger staple caps over nail caps?
I'll answer your first question:

I would go with 30 paper. If the roof is steep it makes it easier and more stable to walk on w/out ripping up the paper. I can't think of too many times we ever used 15 unless we were trying to use up a roll from another project. Seems like the benefits of 30 outweigh 15. Obviously it weighs more, so lugging them up the ladder is the worst part

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Old 04-07-2014, 10:36 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Good point on the roof steepness. Hadn't considered it.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:08 AM   #4
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I second the 30# fely nut make sure it is really 30# felt.I'm not sure what Stinger caps are.I always use Bostich cap staples.Does not make a lot of difference since they just hold the felt down until the roof is layed.
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The stingers are a lot quicker then hand nailing cap nails. As for holding power, the nails will hold the plywood better most of the times then staples.
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If your shingling the same day as it's being felted there's no need for caps.
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We know there is no need for caps when shingeling after.It is quicker and saves me paying for the guy to hand nail.I can have a single guy shoot the caps while one is rolling the paper and be done with it.I can also use the cap nailer to apply fanfold which makes it a lot quicker.
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Ok. I have the info I need. Many thanks!
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One other question. Here are my selections. Your preference?

CertainTeed Landmark - Hunter Green

Owens Corning Oakridge - Chateau Green
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Either or.

I prefer the shingle put on by the better installer at the end of the day.
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While I stopped using tarpaper long ago for synthetic underlayments such as GAF/Elk Deck Armour, I would recommend going with #30 throughout. I also recommend a proper waterproofing barrier of such and water shield along the lower eaves and any roof protrusions if your area sees a lot of snow.

Regarding shingles, I've used every shingle manufacturer out there, and I'd take CertainTeed over Owens Corning any day. I've actually had Owens Corning warranty an entire strata complex I did several years ago due to a problem with their bonding agents from their Portland, Oregon factory. While I can tell you that every shingle manufacturer has bad batches of their product from time to time, CertainTeed is much easier to deal with as they truly stand behind their product with little questions asked. Dealing with an Owens Corning representative is like having a prostate examination.

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