Up On The Roof

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Common Roofing Questions

Question: I did some repairs to my roof and noticed there is no roofing felt under them. Is this the correct way to install shingles? Answer: No, it is not. Unless it’s an overlay (recover), there should be felt underlayment separating the roofing materials and the deck. Many home builders install roofs this way so that they can save money. ….

Does a Metal Roof Attract Lightning?

Lightning is attracted to the highest point, not necessarily metal. Actually a metal roof has no greater chance of being struck by lightning than any other kind of roofing material. There are also advantages such as the fact that a metal roof is non-combustible and dissipates electrical charges so if you roof were to be hit by lightning, the metal ….

You’ve Got Questions? Pete’s Got Answers!

Question: “Pete, what do you think about GAF roofing shingles vs. other brands like Owens Corning or CertainTeed? Do you feel like paying extra for the 30lb felt would be worth in in the long run?” Answer:  “All of these are comparable products and they also have similar material warranties. I’d suggest that you choose a product your roofing contractor is ….