When faced with a five layer tear off, we scorn the previous roofers for their poor craftsmanship, and yet that is just the sort of mess we perpetuate by running ice membrane all over the place.
Ice belt was originally a band-aid solution to a problem concerning insulation and ventilation. When I hear someone blame a non-ice dam leak on missing ice belt, I have to wonder if they know which side of the shingle the water belongs on.
TodayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s roofers will swear up and down that laminated shingles are superior, but when we were running three-tabs, we didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t need to waterproof the deck before we started shingling, and customers back then didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t pay for leaks either.
Do we not care about the next guy (our fellow roofers, btw), who have to deal with stripping half glued down shingles from that gooey mess? Should they glue down another layer, then another? What about the customer, whoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s roofing bill has doubled as a result? Did the art of the weave die with the hatchet, or do we think weÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re the last ones that will ever have to work on that place?
Bring it on boys :twisted: school’s in session!