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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:17 pm 
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I was wondering what the different methods you guys use for stocking a roof on steeper pitches. i see a lot of guys drape them over the ridge, but that is crummy in my opinion. I usually try to spread them out once the paper is on but this is tough on steep pitches. Also, when I get a boom truck we seldom have all the stripping done, and I don't know where to stock them so that I don't have to move them 3 times before the end of the job. Any input greatly appreciated.


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we never stock them, we use a boom lift


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We load as needed...by hand,thats why i got laborers,they feed, shinglers bang em on..done :mrgreen: on steep ones.

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Always use a boom truck when one is available to you.
The cost is nothing compared to the cost of a mans back,knees,life, workable roofing life.

Shingle nailer, i understand that you already use a boom truck and that is not your question.
your question is how to actually stock the roof in their exact spots.
I'd tell you but then i'd have to kill ya.

I try to be ready when the boom truck gets there and i pallet stack them at the peak.

Most steep roofs, you cant reach the peak with a boom.
thats when you should be experianced enough to ask for the crane. We have about 8 to 10 local roofing suppliers, all with a fleet of boom trucks and a crane.
If they dont own a crane, they know someone close by to rent one from.


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When i say by hand thats with a ladder hoist then stock pile all the first stagings and then its like a chain gang as you move up and keep loading the staging at the level your at..to the top.

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I am with Kage, it seems easier to move shingles up a steep as needed rather than drag em down from the ridge.... I have tried it both ways....NEVER lay shingles over ridge, stack em parallel to the ridge...

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Yes on that one Jwoolf...NEVER sit them over ridges,there the ships to work with when there stuck in that shape. :mrgreen:

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Yes and even the manufacturer will tell you that it separates the laminate, and puts less noticable cracks in 3 tabs, that will cause them to fail prematurely...

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Hi,

We don't load a roof until a portion is torn off and felted this way we don't move them till we need them. Our supplier knows that we don't want them before 10:00 A.M. On steep roofs we don't roof top all of the shingles. It is easier to go up with bundles rather than down.

As far as how, we stack bundles paralell with the ridge. held in place by driving 16P nails into the rafters put 2 nails next to each other on each end of each bundle. These bundles are even with the ridge. Then we can stack bundles on top of them and the ridge.

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[quote="roof-lover"]

I try to be ready when the boom truck gets there and i pallet stack them at the peak.

What is pallet stocking at the peak?


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Stack shingles to same height as ridge then stack them like ya do on pallets

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Sometimes I see occupied apartments where they actually set full pallets on a peak.
:shock: :shock:
I couldn't sleep if I did that.

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I've seen half pallets like that but full ones...not on my job!

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i have seen the immagrants stack 36 square in one spot at the peak


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:shock: :shock: And it didnt cave?

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