I don't know, but if I was installing these shingles I'd follow the
directions given. Shingles I've installed in the past recommended
having the edges staggered diagonally up the roof. I can't for the life
of me see how this is easier when you have to leave out the fastener on
the end and then interleave every other shingle on the next column. I'd
rather work horizontally and diagonally where I can fully nail every
shingle as I go and just lay them down and not have to pick up the loose
end of another shingle to slip a shingle underneath it.
Matt, I'm not sure how else to say this. In my younger days, I did
some roofs your way. Run em' accross and diagonally up. Then one day
I did a roof with someone who showed my how to run em up the roof. It
was like a revelation. This was obviously much faster, even if you
have to pick up the corner of every other shingle. Never went back to
the old way. Way outweighs the time it takes to scamper back and
forth. Every single roofer I know runs em straight up the roof.
I don't doubt that. The roofers I know and the ones that installed my
roof didn't do that. I also know a lot of plumbers who will notch 3"
out of the bottom of the center third of a floor joist as well. That
doesn't make it right.
Where do you live Matt? I've never seen a roofer, high end or low
end, do anything but run 'em straight up either, and I live in
northern Minnesota, where construction prices are through the roof, so
Florida , where roofers have to roof.
Shingles last 10-15 years
And have to keep lots of rain out.
We have roofers from all over come to Florida to show us how "they" do it.
I make a good living fixing their leaks.
Glad your too smart to be here
kickstart- the shabby roofer
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