2 thoughts on “Ready for Rain

  1. Bruce April 29, 2021 / 21:21

    Is there a reason that you’re not using an underlayment material under the slate shingles? I thought roofers use that to add another layer of protection from water leakage.

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    • moorelandhouse April 29, 2021 / 21:36

      One of the reasons that the roof is in such bad shape is because of the tar paper that was under the slate. The tar infused paper only retains the tar for a certain amount of time. After the tar is leeched out of the paper it starts to hold moisture and deteriorated the slate from underneath. Without an underlayment any leaks will be easy to identify and fix before they cause more damage. There is not any other roofing material that is designed to last over 100 years.

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