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Old 05-02-2010, 02:39 PM   #1
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Roof felt got wet

Hello! I am in the process of building a shed and I was able to apply the roof felt a few days ago. I knew that rain was coming, so I stopped and put a tarp on, completely covering the roof and tied it down. Somehow, the felt still got wet and I can see some buckling/wrinkles in the tarp along the edges and fear that the rest of it is the same. (I haven't taken the tarp off yet because we're supposed to get more rain today.)

So, my question is, if I take the tarp off, let it dry out, what am going to have to do? If the felt is still wrinkled, can I still apply the shingles? Should I nail down any areas that are wrinkled and still be OK?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!




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Old 05-02-2010, 03:20 PM   #2
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On a non heated structure steps like ventilation and underlayments are added protection rather than needed protection.

If the felt was fastened prior to getting wet than it should stretch back out and lay flat once it's exposed to the sun.
If it don't than simply replace the pieces that remain wrinkled, not that it would hurt/damage anything not to but because the wrinkles will show through the shingles.


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Old 05-03-2010, 04:51 PM   #3
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OK, thanks! I'll give it a shot!
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All I can add is if do any patches be sure to tuck the top of the patch under the felt above and not just a new piece over the top.
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