One of my neighbors is having a new roof put on her house. The
roofers put the tar paper on the back portion of her roof and then
quit for the weekend. We are in Tampa Bay and it rains almost every
day, at least a little. She is upset because they didn't cover the
tar paper with plastic or something because she says, you are supposed
to let tar paper dry 24 hours before putting the shingles on if it
gets wet. I had never heard that before. The same people did my
roof. The same day they finished putting on the tar paper, it rained
really hard. Nothing leaked. They came back the next day and put the
shingles on over it. It passed inspection and it has been almost
exactly one month. No leaks. Lots of heavy rain - in short space of
time - but no leaks.
It's hot here and it doesn't take long for something to dry ...
certainly not 24 hours. Just wondering if there is really anything to