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Question DetailsAsked on 9/17/2017

is 15# roofing felt adequate?

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Not in my opinion - here is a link to a previous question on the subject, and an article discussing the various options. These days, most roofers use a synthetic roofing water shield because asphalt has gotten so expensive and limited that actual roofing felt (tarpaper) is not only getting more expensive, but it is also nowhere as thick or waterproof as it used to be. Also, tends to wrinkle and leave ridges - both from working on it and from any rain before the shingles are put on - so many roofers do not like ti for that reason, though it is safer to walk on during the roofing process than most of the synthetics so some like it for steeper (about 5:12 or steeper) roof jobs.

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