DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (
-   Roofing/Siding (
-   -   Roofing Felt ? (

tonyews 11-09-2009 04:43 PM

Roofing Felt ?
I had a roofing company install a new roof on my house (dimensional, 50 square). I have some steep pitches on the roof and an area of the roof comes out from another roof they put the felt running vertical instead of horizontal on the sides facing each other. Each of the sides are probably 25'-30' wide.

Is this going to cause me problems in the future?

Thanks for your input!

Scuba_Dave 11-09-2009 06:30 PM

Any picture of the roof area ?

jaros bros. 11-09-2009 07:27 PM

Sometimes crews run it vertical. Orientation to prevent leaks doesn't work well when run vertically although if you are in a warmer climate and the shingles are done well you shouldn't have any problem. Underlayment of any kind is just cheap insurance should you have leaks down the road. Why didn't you talk to them when you saw it and have them switch it?

tonyews 11-09-2009 07:53 PM

I live in Southern Indiana!

To be honest I didn't think about it at the time, then a guy roofing down the street, stop and told me that part of the roofing wasn't up to code because it has to be horizontal. I think that they may have a little tiff with each other because my roofer said the guy down the street roofing wasn't very good.

The roof looks real good and they did the step flashing and membrane around the dormers.

I just didn't want the roof to leak down the road.

Gary in WA 11-09-2009 09:47 PM

Read one of the wrappers so as not to void their warranty, and call your local building department to ask them what is permissible.
Be safe, Gary

tonyews 11-10-2009 08:37 AM

1 Attachment(s)
pic of roof

tonyews 11-11-2009 07:38 PM


MJW 11-17-2009 07:45 PM

You can run it vertically. Not sure what the "roofer down the street" was smokin'. There is no warranty on tar paper. MSA says to overlap 4" if run vertically.

Talk to a pro before you start to criticize other's work.

alke46 11-21-2009 10:16 AM

Talk to a pro before you start to criticize other's work.[/quote

tonyews was not being critical with his post -- only seeking information.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:05 AM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1