Is the first shingle row usually glued to the starter course?

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Posted by: from Montreal
12/1/2014 at 2:17:39 PM


I am currently researching some information about roofing techniques.

When you are installing shingles on a roof, is the first row of shingle glued on the starter course? Or the shingle's tab on the edge of the roof are free?

To insert a gutter guard under the shingle, I can just slip it under the shingle or I must unstick them?


Is the first shingle row usually glued to the starter course?
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Date/Time12/3/2014 at 10:25:29 AM

The first row of shingles is not glued normally, although the adhesive tar strip should adhere to the starter strips in time. To install the gutter guard, just simply raise the shingle enough to slide the gutter guard underneath, tuck the other end to the gutter and it should be good to go.

The gutter guard does not need to be adhered or screwed, just placed under the face of the shingle and locked into the gutter edge.

Hope this helps.


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Jean-Pierre in Montreal
Date/Time12/3/2014 at 1:00:11 PM

If adhesive tar strip is adhered to the starter strips in time, in a roof that was made a few years ago the starter strip is stick to the first shingle?

It can cause a problem to unstick them? It can break the shingle? or they can esealy be lifted?

Do you have any concerns about these type of gutterguard?

Do you see many roof that a similar gutter guard can not fit?

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