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.
we never stock them, we use a boom lift
We load as needed...by hand,thats why i got laborers,they feed, shinglers bang em on..done :mrgreen: on steep ones.
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.
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.
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...
Yes on that one Jwoolf...NEVER sit them over ridges,there the ships to work with when there stuck in that shape. :mrgreen:
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...
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.
Stack shingles to same height as ridge then stack them like ya do on pallets
Sometimes I see occupied apartments where they actually set full pallets on a peak.
I couldn't sleep if I did that.
I've seen half pallets like that but full ones...not on my job!
i have seen the immagrants stack 36 square in one spot at the peak
:shock: And it didnt cave?
One time in the 80's this guy swept a shit load of gravel on flat roof to one spot...it caved,it was bad
Wow , Speaking of Heavy Roofing , I Looked Up some Concrete Roofing Tile , about 1000 lbs. a Sq. !
Now My Older Roof Is Built Like a
Brick Pop House ( Really Strong ) , but How to You get a Roof to Support like 15 Ton ?
Air-Rated Concrete would be about 650-780 a Sq.
Still Really Heavy .
So back to Bending Shingles , I Guess that Maens I Should Only pick Up Two Bundles @ a Time ?
to keep them from Bending .
union jobs would have 2x nailed into the roof 3 bundles high above and with the ridge and then skid stacked.
Prior to that it was just 16d nailed and stacked with the ridge 2 sq high.
Moving them often was not much of a problem cause we ran through the bundles stacks from the side we started the roof on. Usually only one bundle or so left in that spot when u get to the top and u just flip it to your side. Keep a roll of felt uncut up there on that row ready to roll out some more.
You can have your labor tear off any remaining roof there after most the shingles in that stack are gone, or as you run the next row up.