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Is this Roof Ice Shield? Sketchy roofer...

Is this roof ice shield? When asked roofer told me it was "underlayment". There is also a layer of felt underneath. nothing else.

..and that's just part of the roof.

the main part of the roof over the house does not have this "underlayment" but just Black Felt - is that what Ice Shield looks like? I'm thinking not and that the roofer scammed me… :(

[IMG ]/Users/d/Downloads/IMG_20150508_141444.jpg[/IMG ]
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Jul 22, 2009
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can't see your img but by your description i don't think you got scammed, ice shield suppose to be installed at about 3 ft around the edge of the roof.
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ice and water shield to entire roof is over kill .. typical setup is full underlayment with ice and water shield up to 3ft
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Mayoo wrote: ice and water shield to entire roof is over kill .. typical setup is full underlayment with ice and water shield up to 3ft
I disagree, you cannot generalize. It depends on the type of house and roof you have. A shallower pitch or multi roof will benefit with a lot of ice shield. Last winter was a disaster with huge ice damming problems and lots of damage inside home.
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TomCruise wrote: Is this roof ice shield? When asked roofer told me it was "underlayment". There is also a layer of felt underneath. nothing else.

..and that's just part of the roof.

the main part of the roof over the house does not have this "underlayment" but just Black Felt - is that what Ice Shield looks like? I'm thinking not and that the roofer scammed me… :(

[IMG ]/Users/d/Downloads/IMG_20150508_141444.jpg[/IMG ]
HERE IS HOW THE ICE SHIELD LOOKS LIKE:

[IMG]http://biytoday.com/iceandwatershield.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.homerestorationsmd.com/image ... ment-4.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.homerestorationsmd.com/new-r ... e-md-6.JPG[/IMG]
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freeloader1969 wrote: Then water would get behind the drip edge and possibly behind the fascia? seems like it would work better with the ice and water shield on top of the drip edge
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Pete_Coach wrote: Sorry you are wrong. The ice and water goes under the drip edge and extends a few inches (1 to 2) on to the fascia board. Look it up. It even tells you this on the box that the rolls come in. That being said, I've never seen a problem with it done either way. :)

https://grace.com/construction/en-us/Do ... X-GIWS.pdf

Search "Place metal drip edges or wood starter shingles over the membrane"

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