I am re-roofing and have covered the whole roof with 30# tar paper and
shingled one side of the house.
Yesterday we got a LOT of rain and I had 3-4 leaks on the side of the house
only covered in tar paper. 2 of them was pretty bad and left big spots on
Should I worry about this and try and find where it was leaking or will the
shingles take care of the leaks when I get them up?
I would suspect it leaked primarily due to the fact it's just the paper
covering it. Could be the wind lifted it some, or even tore the paper,
etc. Check around roof jacks, valleys, etc. is the ridge covered?
Actually is the entire roof covered 100% completely? Basically just
look around up there for the obvious.
I'd fire the installer. It shouldn't leak at all.
He probably did a very poor job. Probably not enough nails and
But if there was a strong wind, that might explain the leaks.
"Felt shall be fastened down with enough nails or staples to hold it
down until the shingles can be applied. Aluminum caps may be used only
if aluminum nails are used. "
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