Installing the ice & water shield

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This morning we stuck down the high temp ice and water shield underlayment for our metal roofing. We pre-cut and rolled all the pieces using a clever system where we marked the length uphill from one of the plywood seams. Then we just rolled the roll out from that mark to just past the 1/8 expansion gap in the plywood and plunged the utility knife in and sliced right down the gap. Quick, clean, and easy.

Once we had all the pieces pre-cut and pre rolled, we swept the roof deck and started sticking. The ice and water shield has a split backing which greatly eases installation, you align and peel one half, stick down, then do the other. It takes practice but we got better quickly.

On the last two rows we tried the alternate method of peeling while we rolled it out which worked way better than rolling out then peeling! Now we know for next time.

– Brian

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