Architectural shingles as a starter?


#1

I recently had my roof replaced and was not happy with the contractor. The original contractor did a very poor job with one of the rake edges. After giving them several opportunities to fix it I decided it would be best to hire another roofing contractor to fix the edge. They replace the shingles along the rake edge. My question is - the original contractor used actual starter strip along the edge but the new company cut the tabs off the architectural shingles and used as a starter. It that something I should be concerned about? I know that cut starter will not have the adhesive on it.


#2

This is the original edge.


#3

Nothing to be alarmed about. Starter shingles (true starters or cut shingles) are optional on rake edges anyway. I never use them personally.


#4

Thanks. I guess my main concern was the lack of tar strip on the “cut” starter.


#5

It will be fine. Highly likely your old roof never even had starter shingles in the first place.