Oh you are so right Axiom.
It IS politics!!
I agree no ice and water shield is necesary anywhere.
Shingle companies Warranty shingles down to a 2/12 if certain conditions are met.
The government And the shingle companies demand that under a 4/12 must have ice and water shield or two plys of d.226 underlayment…
And then the government goes even further and demands that the d.226 underlayment has 10 million fasteners in it.
Well trust me, full ice and water shield with no fasteners through it
Is ten times more water tight than 2ply d.226 undetlayment with 10 million fastenerss blown through it.
Especially on 1x decking roofs!!!
Its almost suicide especially with these guys putting on 2 ply synthetics.
They cant figure out why their roofs are leaking.
the government demands i do one or the other.
It is not my choice.
Yes, it should be repealed!!!
How dare the government tell us how to do our job!!!
By the way, i always talk the homeowner out of using ice and water shiled over a 4/12.
And never is there used on any eve, valley.
But under 4/12 is different.
And i happen to agree that extra measures have to be taken!.
The problem is… the ten million fasteners i am required to penetrate the 2/ply by the government.
They have forced my 2/ply into shit with the ten million fasteners hitting into splits sides of wood, hitting air spaces everywhere.
Before the law, i always hand nailed the underlayment.
We would know we missed the wood and correct the issue on the spot.
But now with the law…
You will wear your wrist out hand nailing ten million fasteners.
So we have to use a gun
And it is impossible to tell you hit an air space with the simplex gun…
So for these reasons, i use full ice and water shield below 4/12s
Because i want my customers roofs water tight.
No guessing and sleepless nights about how many of the ten million fasteners hit into air spaces.
If YOU were subject to this law,
You would do the same thing.
You are not subject to this law.