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Mark Harvey 08-31-2012 08:18 PM

Starter strip over weather guard?
 
Conflicting points of view. If weather guard (ice shield) is in place, does a starter strip still have to be added prior to asphalt shingles being installed?
Thanks.

joecaption 08-31-2012 08:36 PM

Yes you still use a starter strip.

OldNBroken 09-01-2012 07:47 AM

Yes it does

RJM Build 09-01-2012 09:58 PM

Yuuuuup- this is covered in the install guide of every shingle manuf in existence. Just google the shingle manufacturer and installation manual and you will get what you need.

mgp roofing 09-04-2012 01:29 AM

It does, although a lot of roofers here don't, instead relying on the ice/water to act as the starter. In fact one supplier here has it in their install instructions! I always install the starter strips, they only cost $30-$60 on the average roof.

bcdemon 09-04-2012 07:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mgp roofing (Post 1002785)
In fact one supplier here has it in their install instructions!

It's usually a better idea to follow the Manufacturers instructions before the Suppliers instructions. And every manufacturer requires the use of starters.

RJM Build 09-04-2012 08:25 AM

I have NEVER EVER used ice and water shield as a starter course, and have no idea why a supply house would ever suggest that. Even when I worked for the worst of the worst hack shops where every corner that could be cut would be we would turn a 3-tab shingle backwards and use that. the first course needs something with some meat to adhere to. What state are you in?


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