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Discussion in 'Building Construction' started by Brenda Rathburn, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Considering using Ice and Water shield on the entire roof of my house
    in Fla. Is this advisable? Roof is ventilated well. Is it worth
    putting the membrane on in regards to possible hurricane damage to
    shingles? Thanks for replys.
    Brenda Rathburn, Dec 7, 2011
    #1
  2. Brenda Rathburn

    jloomis Guest

    Ice and water shield is a great product. If the roof is ventilated then why
    should there be a problem.
    The attachment to the roof would only be a concern, and yes, Ice and water
    shield does have a sticky side and when it gets hot it sticks.
    I know that sometimes when I have applied it, it did not "stick" right away
    and maybe because of the low temperature when I was doing it.

    If it is sticking right away, putting it on is and "art".
    I would leave the plastic wrapping on it, and roll out the product with the
    plastic on the roof.
    With one top corner stapled you can sneak the plastic barrier out and the
    product sticks well without problem.
    Hard to describe......I have used it extensively........
    jloomisconstruction.com

    "Brenda Rathburn" wrote in message
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    Considering using Ice and Water shield on the entire roof of my house
    in Fla. Is this advisable? Roof is ventilated well. Is it worth
    putting the membrane on in regards to possible hurricane damage to
    shingles? Thanks for replys.
    jloomis, Dec 7, 2011
    #2
  3. Brenda Rathburn

    Rico dJour Guest

    On Dec 7, 1:06 pm, Brenda Rathburn <> wrote:
    >
    > Considering using Ice and Water shield on the entire roof of my house
    > in Fla. Is this advisable? Roof is ventilated well. Is it worth
    > putting the membrane on in regards to possible hurricane damage to
    > shingles? Thanks for replys.


    It's a risk vs. reward thing, so it's hard to tell for sure. The
    stuff would definitely stay stuck to the roof sheathing even if the
    shingles got blown off...but then it's a question of whether the
    sheathing would stay on! The membrane would give some additional
    peace of mind, but whether the cost is worth it for a roof with
    hurricane-rated shingles attached correctly is a tough call.

    R
    Rico dJour, Dec 12, 2011
    #3
  4. Brenda Rathburn

    Home Guy Guest

    Brenda Rathburn wrote:

    > Considering using Ice and Water shield on the entire roof of my
    > house in Fla. Is this advisable?


    I would check and see what the experiences have been for re-roofing
    roofs that have had the shield put on 10 or 15 years ago.

    It's my impression that roofers think that taking off old shingles will
    be harder to do if there's a layer of the ice guard on underneath, with
    a possibility that you might just take a lot of your decking off with
    it.

    I can't think of any reason that it would make your house or roof more
    survivable during a hurricane if it has that shield under it.

    Being in florida, I'd think that you'd be looking into something other
    than shingles anyways for a roof. Metal roof maybe.
    Home Guy, Dec 14, 2011
    #4

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