Minimizing Asphalt Shingle Buckling

We seem to have an organization for everything out there nowadays.  Well, engineered woods are no different.  One of these is a trade association that is concerned with products that pretty much all modern homes have.  Those products are oriented strand board (OSB) and plywood.  This organization is also concerned with glu-lam beams and other manufactured wood products.  Its name is APA-The Engineered Wood Association. APA at one time stood for the American Plywood Association, there forerunner of the current association.

One of the things that APA does is research in engineered wood products, and they share that research with building professionals and tradespeople.  People not in these trades can also access the APA publications on-line, although in most cases, the publications really are oriented toward professionals and tradespeople.  This past week, APA posted a new document on its website that is useful to the general public who are having roof work done or a home built.  That publication, in PDF format, is “Builder Tips:  How to minimize buckling of asphalt shingles“.  If you want to download this document, you will probably have to register, which is not such an issue because the APA uses that information to keep you informed of new and changed publications.  At least, I have found that to be a benefit.

I recommend that you stop by the APA website and get this document.  It is a good and easy read.  While you are there, you might also want to pick up, “Builder Tips:  Minimize nail pops”.  Nail pops result from nails working their way upward out of the wood deck due to a number of causes.  You can usually spot a nail pop as a tented part of a shingle as shown in the photo below:

Nail Pop Under a Shingle.

In future posts, I will discuss various aspects of roof issues.  I promise pictures.

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