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Old 10-07-2011, 11:53 PM   #1
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I just removed the shingles from a rental unit (of mine) garage; there is a layer of roll roof beneath the old shingles and I'm finding it hard to find a good reason to remove it? Is there really any advantage to removing it only to install tarpaper? BTW the shingles were curled up and falling off the roof so they needed to go anyways.

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Old 10-08-2011, 12:13 AM   #2
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I just removed the shingles from a rental unit (of mine) garage; there is a layer of roll roof beneath the old shingles and I'm finding it hard to find a good reason to remove it? Is there really any advantage to removing it only to install tarpaper? BTW the shingles were curled up and falling off the roof so they needed to go anyways.

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Oh, and BTW, there were pieces of coffee cans(cheap flashing tin) nailed under the shingles in random places. They were not cover knot holes and seemed to serve no purpose other than to confuse me. Any ever see that?

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What is the slope on the roof?

If the sheathing is in decent shape and not coming loose, it should be fine.
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Coffee cans,license plates,hypodermic needles,dead birds,squirrels,laminate flooring,hub caps (flattened),buckets,pans,photos,smashed beer cans and several other things I have found in,under,on,between the roofs and attics.

I have seen the coffee cans covering wide seems in the decking and knot holes.Nothing surprises me about things found around a roof.
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Coffee cans,license plates,hypodermic needles,dead birds,squirrels,laminate flooring,hub caps (flattened),buckets,pans,photos,smashed beer cans and several other things I have found in,under,on,between the roofs and attics.

I have seen the coffee cans covering wide seems in the decking and knot holes.Nothing surprises me about things found around a roof.
Thing is that the make shift flashing was over the roll roof an under the shingles-but not covering any holes-just random.

Also found a signature and date from 1947 on the 1x4 decking...
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What is the slope on the roof?

If the sheathing is in decent shape and not coming loose, it should be fine.
I tore it off today. The other half of the garage didn't have the roll roof and the original 8d nails were workig their way out of the decking. I renailed it and figured I shoulddo the same on the other side... Only an extra hour so oh well!

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So my nailer blew a gasket after the first course. Nailer is obsolete and so r the parts apparently. Hammered my finger twice today. I should stick to finish work...
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damn the bad luck
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damn the bad luck
It's been a long time since I've pounded that many nails! My fingers are numb!
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Coffee cans,license plates,hypodermic needles,dead birds,squirrels,laminate flooring,hub caps (flattened),buckets,pans,photos,smashed beer cans and several other things I have found in,under,on,between the roofs and attics.

I have seen the coffee cans covering wide seems in the decking and knot holes.Nothing surprises me about things found around a roof.
Same here. In the area of Central PA where the houses are 100+ years old, and built by miners looking for work when the mines started to close, nothing surprises me. I've seen some things that make me question how the homes are still standing and not leaking like a screen door in a submarine.

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