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dhavlena 08-25-2007 12:44 PM

Will shingle bundle's tabs melt together?
HI - Home Depot will conveyor the 70 shingle bundles I need to re-roof my house (DIY - I've shingled before) to
the roof. Question: Being in my 60s, I plan to re-roof slowly - over a 2-3 week period. I'm worried that the tabs on these unopened bundles of shingles could melt together in the heat/sun if left on the roof for upwards of 3 weeks. Is this a justified worry?? Alternative is to leave the bundles in garage & bull-work them up the ladder on my shoulder. MUCH THANKS!!
Dennis in northern Michigan

Ed the Roofer 08-25-2007 03:59 PM

Let them be on the roof top.

You will probably get a heart attack carrying up 70 bundles. I know I probably would if I were 60 instead of 50.

Or, to save on the stress, havce Home Depot make 2 or 3 seperate deliveries for you when you need the additional materials on the roof.

I can't imagine there being enough savings in the world to make this project worthwhile if I were in my 60's, unless I was nearly broke.

Why won't you pay someone $ 50.00 to $ 60.00 per square to do all of the labor instead of killing your body? You are going to save a maximum of about$ 1,300.00 if this is just a reroof.


chris75 08-25-2007 08:36 PM

I'm 32 and I would not waste my time doing a roof...:)

the roofing god 08-26-2007 11:16 AM

buy some white cloth painters tarps to keep the heat off the shingles,till you use them:wink:

gregzoll 08-27-2007 10:41 PM

Also, remember to lay them upside down, or on long end, with tabs up, or else they will still stick together. Do yourself a favor and hire some college kids to help you out.

the roofing god 08-27-2007 11:38 PM

personally,I HAVE THEM BREAK DOWN THE PALLETS TO 5 SQ.,THEN STACK 2 BUNDLES EACH SIDE OF THE RIDGE(SO EACH side bundles are even w/ridge)then have them boom the pallets directly to those spots,and cover them w/the white canvas,this way they stay cool:thumbsup: if there`s any chance of sliding,nail a 2x4 next to the 2 bundle piles on either side

Crackers 08-29-2007 12:17 PM

The plastic on the back helps, like a saran wrap.

FatAugie 08-29-2007 07:51 PM

If you're still taking suggestions, please take this one.

Have them delivered to the roof.

I thought the same thing. I tried getting them up there myself in 90 degree heat (17' high roof or so). After one square (four bundles), I was sucking wind so bad I almost swallowed the neighbors wind chimes. I'm 41.

I rented a shingle lift for $65 bucks, and it was well worth the money. Hell, even that thing was a bear to set up.

Ed the Roofer 08-29-2007 09:23 PM

See if your local ABC Supply, Allied Building Materials, Bradco Roofing Supply, or Shelter Distributing will do a competitive price match or for no more than a $ 1.00 per bundle, (usually .50/bundle), if they will load the roof for you.

It is money well spent. If you don't believe me, see what the previous other responders had to say about it.


Crackers 08-30-2007 07:46 AM


Originally Posted by Ed the Roofer (Post 60404)

It is money well spent. If you don't believe me, see what the previous other responders had to say about it.


Ya but look at his screen name!!! :whistling2:

I totally agree. After only 5 bundles on my shed I was cursing. :censored:

Malcolm 08-30-2007 09:00 AM

If you do decide to lug them up there, I would open the bundles and take them up half bundles at a time. It saved me back. I started out throwing a bundle over my shoulder, but I decided it wasn't worth it. I then just open the bundles and brought half up at a time. I would usually bring up two squares and install them before grabbing more shingles.

the roofing god 09-01-2007 11:39 PM

he said they`d use a conveyor to load his roof,never open the bundles until you`re ready to use `em---nobody wants to join the 4 bundle club?????:eek: :laughing:

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