I am about to have my first-ever experience with a roofer. Just FYI,
the fellow has a good reputation/gets good marks in the local Consumer
Checkbook survey on roofers.
My question concerns the weight of the asphalt felt to be used under
the new shingles. (This will not be a shingle-over job).
He suggests 15-pound felt in his estimate, but I'd prefer 30-pound.
I recognize it's going to cost me more, but I'm willing to pay for it.
Are there any circumstances when someone would NOT want the heavier
Many thanks, again
If it's a low pitch, or won't recieve any real traffic before the roof is
laid. The 30 lb. is excellent for footing on steeper roofs, whereas the 15 will
easily tear away, sending the roofer(s) flying. Unless it's stipulated in the
building code of your particular area, you shouldn't need felt, unless your
insulation and ventilation aren't up to snuff. Flame on! Tom
Someday, it'll all be over....
Consumer Checkbook? Yee ha , he paid to get in it. Get refrences and
go to your local court house and see if he has any litigations against
him. I found out to late and hired a guy that has 8 judgements against
him. I got a judgement to but [ wooppie] everything even the Mercedes
is in the wifes name, thursday I go back to squeeze a stone, Also get a
copy of his insurance , liability and workers comp not from him but his
broker. And taking out a permit gets you a free , unbiased inspection.
You pay after the inspection, and release of lien. Be sure of a lisence
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