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Old 11-09-2009, 04:43 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 11-09-2009, 06:30 PM   #2
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Any picture of the roof area ?

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Old 11-09-2009, 07:27 PM   #3
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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?
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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.
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Read one of the wrappers so as not to void their warranty, and call your local building department to ask them what is permissible.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:45 PM   #8
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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.
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Talk to a pro before you start to criticize other's work.[/quote

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

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