Roofers here in Tx. use a long "staple" shot thru a metal disk to
attach "tar Paper" to roof prior to the shingles.
I have a small patio roof that I need to shingle myself.
Would it be ok to attach the rolled tar paper to the plywood
using regular roofing nails thru the metal rings since I don't have
access to a heavy duty staple gun??
Just light duty staples if you'll roof it right away. Add the roofing
tins/roofing nails if you need it to last a few days. Add vertical
strapping if you need it to last a few weeks (years if you drive through
I watched some roofers in Vermont use a neat little trick a few years
back. The were roofing a condo complex halfway up a moutain and even in
summer it could get pretty breezy.
After they tacked the felt paper down, they stretched plain old kite
string along the edges, nailed down every 8 feet or so. None of the
felt paper ever tore even after several days of high winds.
<< Would it be ok to attach the rolled tar paper to the plywood
using regular roofing nails thru the metal rings >>
Check your local stores for more easily applied fasteners. In our area the
roofers use plastic discs with nails preapplied in areas where power tools are
inconvenient. Any scheme to spread the load over a wider area is better for the
yes thats what i used wben building my garage/shed in the back yard....
you need the large metal disc as they will stop the felt paper from
tearing....when the wind blows with just the reg. roofing nails the felt
paper will tear off... only have to worry about this until you get the
shingles on top of the felt paper(tar paper).....
hope this helps.
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