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Earnie 11-20-2013 11:18 AM

Using A Starter Strip or Trimmed Shingle
 
Which do you use when starting asphalt roofing, colored shingle or dedicated starter strip?

I'm being told cutting a colored shingle is better since manufacturers charge more for starter strips. My research shows dedicated starter are cheaper for 100 linear feet vs cutting the tabs off 100 linear feet of colored shingle.

PatChap 11-20-2013 03:05 PM

Starter strips are cheaper.

Quality wise, on eaves I prefer 3tabs for starter for the increased headlap they afford. Starter strips are nice up rakes.

roofermann 11-21-2013 07:16 AM

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Originally Posted by PatChap (Post 1269152)
Starter strips are cheaper.

Quality wise, on eaves I prefer 3tabs for starter for the increased headlap they afford. Starter strips are nice up rakes.

I concur fully.:thumbsup:

747 11-21-2013 03:28 PM

You don't to waist a nice 30 year for a starter. Just get some stater shingles or some cheap 3 tabs.

Earnie 11-21-2013 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by 747 (Post 1269600)
You don't to waist a nice 30 year for a starter. Just get some stater shingles or some cheap 3 tabs.


Exactly what I'm thinking. Even more so since I'm paying more for the upgraded shingle that are being used as a starter.

While I'm thinking about it, why isn't a rolled starter strip product used? From what I have read about installing the starter, it has to be properly spaced so the starter seams don't line up with the shingle seams. Wouldn't rolling out a continuous starter eliminate the seam issue? Roll out, nail, and it's done. Would work for the rake end also.

PatChap 11-21-2013 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Earnie (Post 1269625)
Exactly what I'm thinking. Even more so since I'm paying more for the upgraded shingle that are being used as a starter.

While I'm thinking about it, why isn't a rolled starter strip product used? From what I have read about installing the starter, it has to be properly spaced so the starter seams don't line up with the shingle seams. Wouldn't rolling out a continuous starter eliminate the seam issue? Roll out, nail, and it's done. Would work for the rake end also.

Installing starters is roofing 101.
I think OC makes a rolled starter, though I cant imagine why.
I bet your roofer just wants to use up some of his shingle pile, the pile of shingles next to his shed. Every roofer has one.

ParagonEx 11-21-2013 04:59 PM

I cannot stand guys who use 3-tabs as starters these days. They're rarely ever installed properly.

Premade starter is better, cheaper and quicker.

roofermann 11-21-2013 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by 747 (Post 1269600)
You don't to waist a nice 30 year for a starter. Just get some stater shingles or some cheap 3 tabs.

"waste" vs "waist"

747 11-22-2013 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by roofermann (Post 1269655)
"waste" vs "waist"

I just read my post. I screwed it up a couple times.:laughing:

To OP just grab some starter shingles.

Davejss 11-23-2013 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by ParagonEx (Post 1269636)
I cannot stand guys who use 3-tabs as starters these days. They're rarely ever installed properly.

Premade starter is better, cheaper and quicker.

If someone can't figure out how to use a three tab shingle as a starter they have no business on a roof.

ParagonEx 11-24-2013 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Davejss
If someone can't figure out how to use a three tab shingle as a starter they have no business on a roof.

We very rarely tear off roofs where the my cut the tabs of the shingle. Actually, I can only remember one.

Earnie 11-28-2013 10:34 AM

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Again, my point is, there is a proper tool for every job. Why turn a shingle around if it was designed to be installed the other/correct/tab down way?

If there are less expensive manufacturer designed starter strips, why not use them. I really don't want previous job, mixed color, been laying around next to the shed shingles used on my house.

My house, my money.


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