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Old 12-16-2010, 07:28 AM   #1
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Here's the main question:

My question is whether or not any of you think that patches of exposed ice and water will weather winter rain and snowfall for a few months until Spring? The I&W is nailed and tarred well enough so I'm not too worried that it could blow off in a storm so the concern is whether snow and melt may cause a problem. The insulation is in the rafters and there are no baffles separating the insulation from the roof boards.

Here are some kind of bad pictures I have to post the link to because inserting the image shows a broken link:

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Here's the background:

A relative of mine's house was hit by high winds and their 10 year old shingles got blown to @#)$. They are away on vacation for the next 2 1/2 weeks. It's mid December, I'm in Canada, and although it has been warm to date it will get very cold within the next days making a reroof seem like a distant option.

A fair number of shingles were torn off completely. A lot were only half torn, to the first, and only, row of staples leaving shingle overlap. Well the power was out for two days and I had no access to the internet to find solutions. I asked a fella who does some home repairs (not a professional, but who has more experience than I) and he mentioned he'd throw down ice and water and tar it good and leave it until Spring when the weather was warmer.

So that's what I did. I cut pieces of ice and water, slid them under the shingles so there is overlap and the water runs down, slopped blotches of tar underneath for some extra sticky and then nailed them and covered the nails with tar. It is a temporary solution, no doubt.

I'll post pictures when I get them. Thanks for any wisdom and experience offered

** I could cover the affected shingles/areas with new shingles but I calculated it would be about 13-14 bundles. Trying to avoid that because they plan a new roof in the Springtime.

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Old 12-16-2010, 07:57 AM   #2
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It seems to me as if you were wise enough and already have it 'covered' as well as you could hope to without a re-roof. If your question is "did I do OK?" then I'd say yes.

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I realize the OP was long. To be more succinct I'd just like to know if anyone has experience with exposed Ice and Water shield through Winter. Does it hold up? Does it crack when exposed?
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I would think you'll be OK for one season exposed, however, I could be wrong too.....
Worse case scenario would be what? Remove and replace it in the spring?

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I have been in situations in which I have left i&w set through several months of bad weather and it held up find.

Double check it from time to time when you have a chance, just to make sure it hasn't broken loose from the fasteners and is lifting up.
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It will hold up better in the winter months without the intensity from a direct overhead sun emitting it's UV rays onto the product.

Yes, I have seen it left exposed for even longer durations.

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Ok, thanks for the input fellas. You can see what a mess this is. The past few years have had windstorms like have never been recorded in the area. The roof made it through a couple hurricanes unscathed but fared rather badly this time through :/ I didn't even touch the shingles that were torn that still had overlap and on the high roof there is still a lot of open space. I'll reply to this post in the Springtime if I remember and give an update of how it held.

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