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Old 07-19-2009, 09:54 PM   #1
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roof sheathing with felt atached


hi, im in the process of building a house and was told by somebody about a new product, a roof sheathing with a felt paper like product already attached. anybody heard of it ???

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Old 07-20-2009, 06:17 PM   #2
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I've heard of Zip Roof. It has a water resistant layer bonded to OSB and doesn't require felt paper under the first roof. It still requires felt paper for subsequent roofs. It also gives you immediate dry-in because you tape the joints and it can be left exposed (after taping) for quite a while which is good for DIYers that might take a while getting shingles on.

Downside is cost. Expect to pay quite a bit more than OSB and a little more than plywood. The tape is pretty pricy.

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