Do you guys leave a gap between shingles?


#1

Do you guys leave a small gap between shingles for expansion and contraction? I was worried about buckling. I’m talking about a 1/16 gap.


#2

Hi,

How where the ones you took off?

The anwser is no.


#3

Nah, butt them together. Long as they are nice and flat when you nail them you’re golden.


#4

no gap


#5

Hell no. I like straight lines. there are a lot of old wives tales out there. most of them were started by carpenters who dont know a damn thing about roofing.


#6

Agreed with Roofer Jim… I ain’t no carpenter & some of the most useless jobs I’ve seen were installed by carpenters / framers.

The last large house we did (48 sq, 23 of 'em were 16:12) had ALL the eaves with drip edge OVER the felt & no starter course 3" edge trim.

…You can imagine what happened on that one.

Carpenters talked the homeowner into allowing them to do the shingles (GAF Timberline Cedar Blend).


#7

no


#8

I never come acroos this on my long roofin carreer. We alway have them butted together as manufaturers specifications.
Maybe your talking about three tabs. They look like they have a gap but they dont. I dont usually use tree tab and dont like using them but they do look like they have a gap.
ive never come across shingle buckling. Not once. I dont think it happens.


#9

i have seen buckling on a roof…but it was caused by plywood being butted tight together.


#10

well i mean i never seen shingles buckling up. Thats the framers problem not the roofers. That be a nice re roof.