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  1. #11
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    Dec 2012
    Ottawa, Ont

    Default Re: New roof recently

    Quote Originally Posted by BeezFun View Post
    I think shingle companies have pretty much switched to fiberglass mat for the base layer of shingles. There is still asphalt in the upper layer for water proofing, but it doesn't contact the roof.
    up here in Canada , they still prefer to use the asphalt shingles ( supposed to take the cold and flex better )
    you can get fiberglass mat but you pay a premium for the installation ... nobody like the "slivers" you get when installing them.

    I installed the glass style myself the last time I re-shingled and can vouch for the slivers

  2. #12
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    Dec 2006
    Coastal Rhode Island
    Jinma 354, purchased 2007

    Default Re: New roof recently

    Tyvek is slippery, you'd fall right off the roof. There are similar underlayments though.

    I did several roofs last summer and I used TriFlex, I liked that I could carry a 10-square roll in each hand. It goes on a lot easier than felt and is a lot tougher. The 30# felt was $10/square and the TriFlex was $11/square, definitely worth the money.

  3. #13
    Elite Member Rustyiron's Avatar
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    Mar 2011
    Lakes Region, Maine
    M 9540 Kubota

    Default Re: New roof recently

    Quicksand is right! The last I looked, it's printed right on the Tyvek that you do not want to stand on it! Perhaps your roofer was trying to say that it (modern synthetic underlayment) is like tyvek.
    It's (felt/underlayment) purpose besides a secondary protection layer is for condensation between the layers.

  4. #14
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    Aug 2007
    southeastern PA
    Kubota BX2200, Gravely mower

    Default Re: New roof recently

    Rustyiron - It said right on it that it was Tyvek.

    quicksandfarmer - They walked all over it -up and down the roof - and never slipped while piling shingles on peak of the roof.

    I liked what I read at the website and I do now remember the contractor saying it would help in energy conservation.

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