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GBlist: Cedar shingles and alternatives to tar paper
I'm new to the list, but I'm sure I'll find much useful information here (as
on the Strawbale list!) and hope that I can contribute some too.
My present question concerns tar paper and alternatives (if any) in the
context of a cedar shingle roof. Is the paper really required, any
technique for building without it? I'm planning to sheath the roof with T&G
boards, then put on horizontal strapping (1x3) so as to get a "cold roof"
(as protection against ice dams). I live in Prince Edward Island which is a
fairly windy place although I'm not on the coast, but 20 km inland. I did
look in the Crest archives but I didn't hit upon anything that seemed to
address this question (I'll admit that I'm never sure if I really get what
I'm searching for).
Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
Bye for now. Pierre.
Charlottetown, PEI, Canada.
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