hello, i was wondering if anyone could answer a question. I hired my
handyman to put a new roof on my shed, its about 9by9ft and it has two
low pitched sides. I see he has started laying one side, about 4 by
9ft, about 15 degrees angled down. He is laying the shingles sideways!
i dont pretend to know about roofing, but isnt it wrong to lay shingles
Is he doing all of the shingles that way? If it is just along
the edges (rake), then they are just starter courses and the
rest will be laid correctly. If all of them are like that,
then your handyman ain't so handy.
I believe that it was a fairly common practise for roofers to lay a single course
of shingles "sideways" along a gable end edge, but certainly not across the main
portion of the pitch.
A simple substitute for tar paper, and gives a cleaner edge...
These days it's done with tar paper or weather shield.
I'd say it's perfectly fine for a small shed.
But if it's more than just the eave edge, it's not right.
[Unless the OP is confused, and thinks that "horizontally" is "sideways" or this
isn't shingles, it's tar paper, and the shingles go over top.]
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
It\'s not just anyone who gets a Starship Cruiser class named after them.
Please take photos and post them on the web. I really got to see
this. How anyone can be that f*cking stupid is really worth noting.
Be sure to take a photo of the guy too, so no one else hires him.
On 18 Oct 2005 16:29:03 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I would like to thank everyone for responding! i went ahead and talked
to him.he had told me he was doing that way so all the shingles would
be laid the same way, no I am not kidding! I literally had to climb the
ladder and show him how other roofs look and to lay the shingles the
way of the slope.
It took several minutes of repeating myself, but he went ahead and
corrected it. Its looks really nice now. I just assumed he knew which
way the shingles should be laid.
on a tangent, in august/sept I'd had the roof on the house done by a
"roofer", not going to trama/drama of that, but i was tapped out of
cash to the roof done by a pro, so i took a chance on my handyman, and
he wound up doing a good job after that misdirection.
But anyway, I just wanted to say that I am glad the roofs were done
when they were. with asphalt being a petroleum by product, there is not
telling how much they will be in future, and as for the wood sheathing.
the entire roof on the house needed wood sheathing. in august the OSB
was 9 dollars a board for 44 boards, by the time I bought the 6 boards
for the shed after the gulf tragedy, it was 15-17 dollars a board.
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