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How do you put tar paper on a roof?
Last Updated: 30th May, 2020
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Simply so, do you put tar paper under metal roofing?
The traditional and most common material used for roof underlayment on a steep-slope metal roof is non-perforated, asphalt-impregnated felt underlayment. Depending on the demands of the architect, local building code or the metal panel manufacturer, one or two layers of non-perforated asphalt felt are used.
Furthermore, can you put tar paper on a wet roof? Do not shingle over wet or damp roof sheathing or damp felt paper. The trapped moisture cannot evaporate when the sun heats the shingle. Do not use caulking, roof tar or asphalt mixes to cover flashing materials.
Additionally, how do you attach roofing felt?
Roll out about 10 feet of felt and fasten with staples or roofing nails with plastic washer heads. Use a construction stapler or a hammer. Put fasteners at least every 8 inches; some suppliers recommend staples about every 4 inches. Leave the top portion of the paper loose.
Which side of tar paper goes down?
When laying sheets of tar paper, always lay the sticky, glossy side down. Tar paper's two sides are noticeably different. One side is somewhat sticky, though don't expect it to leave a glue-like residue on your hands. The other side is smooth like paper, and typically contains lettering and line markings.