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Old 11-24-2010, 01:12 AM   #1
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why does starter strip have glue on it if it goes on tar paper?

Just wondering...
The order of things is: flashing, tar paper, starter strip, shingles
Then why does the starter strip have the glue on the back? It's going to stick to the tar paper, but if the tar paper has no more than a few nails/staples, what good does it do to glue it to the tar paper?

I could see if the tar paper was glued or had more nails, but if it's going to blow up, it's just going to take the unglued tar paper with it.

am I missing something?


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Old 11-24-2010, 06:01 AM   #2
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The glue faces up so the first course of shingles seal to it at the bottom.

There should be a picture on the back of the shingle package, or see here: http://www.certainteed.com/resources...arkinstall.pdf .


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Old 11-24-2010, 07:32 AM   #3
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Are you using starter roll? If so, it sticks to the tar paper for ease of application. There will be nails through it once the 1st course of shingles go down.
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It's OC shingle starer roll, it says on the box to install granular side up and has a plastic cover over the sticky part.
I have one area that's less than 4/12, it's the porch and they want 19" of starter (no problem), just wondering if the tar paper only has nails every few feet, what's the point. Wouldn't it be better to have a bit if tar at the edge UNDER the tar paper to help hold it down?
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Old 11-24-2010, 02:05 PM   #5
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If wind takes off the shingles, you won't have to worry about the paper. Use ice and water shield if you are worried about it. Probably should have it anyhow.
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