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TWR wrote at 2008-09-01 21:26:16
We have used Both the cap Nails and the staples apply correctly both will do, But if the product is expose for a lengthily time I would tack and cap nail, buy the way I usually staple the Product (Fasco Stapler), cap nailing is OK, I have talk to the Innerwrap and they stated cap nails are what they recommend but I think this Only on the Platform for extended exposure warranty.

Brent wrote at 2009-08-18 13:47:49
I just happened to be looking to buy titanium staples and came across your article, then this article answering your question.

bsalo wrote at 2009-09-25 19:43:23
Just went through the exact argument with a local roofer as framed in the initial question.  Sorry Dale, but as a Building Official we verify first to code then to the installation standards of the manufacturer.

 I must disagree with you that the UDL-30 folks have "no written policy" as to the installation of their material.  To address the roofer's arguments I went to the website for UDL-30 Titanium which says, in writing following a heading of Installation Instructions and all in caps: USE NO STAPLES.  In the first full paragraph to follow it is stated again and also warns that staples void the material's warranty.

 I have looked and there are other synthetic felt products on the market which fasten with cap nails at 4 and 8-inches rather than the UDL-30's 6 and 12-inches, which do allow staples subject to same day coverage by the final roofing materials.  So in fairness, I am a bit perplexed why UDL-30 wouldn't allow a similar routine if asked since by the wider fastener spacing alone, I would presume that the product has a greater tensile strength and resistance to tear-off by wind, etc.  The roofer has switched to the 'other' brand because he was unwilling to make the contact with the UDL-30 people at a 'contact us' site on their web location to pose the question.  

Bob Anderson wrote at 2012-04-18 21:54:55
    Roofing contractor for 30 yrs. How the underlayment gets attached has no bearing at all on the longevity of the roof.

Cal wrote at 2012-12-26 16:33:01
I was just looking on UDL 30 website and they state if staples are used it voids the warranty. I am having a real go around with my roofer over this.


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