On the structural settling, roof decks and side walls can move separately. This settling can tear ice and water shields. Installing water-proof leak protection sealed to only the side wall will eliminate this problem from happening. When sealing dormers and side walls on a roof, install Shingle-Mate or Deck Armor roof underlayment protection. Be sure to cut it flush to the wall seam. Prepare a full 36″ width of Weather Watch or Storm Guard Ice and Shield and align the Weather Watch or Storm Guard so that there is at least 5″ running up the adjoining wall.

Remove split-back release film and firmly press to seal the Weather Watch or Storm Guard Ice and Water Shield. This seals the membrane to the Shingle-Mate or the Deck Armor roof protection underlayment and to the adjoining wall materials.

For masonry materials, some products may not seal or bond to certain cements and masonry products. If you are installing to a masonry material, install the Shingle-Mate or the Deck Armor roof underlayment 3″-4″ short of the wall seam making sure to leave the wood decking exposed. Then, seal the ice and water shield to the deck and run up the masonry without sealing.

Always remember that the Weather Watch or Storm Guard Ice and Water Shield are required around the dormers of roofs and the side wall of a house for the Weather Stopper orGolden Pledge installations.

Always take care when installing and sealing the Weather Watch or Storm Guard leak barriers. These special underlayments are crucial to the life of your home and the roof itself. The homeowner needs to make sure to hire a qualified roofing contractor that knows how to install the Weather Watch or Storm Guard properly. A qualified roofing contractor knows the proper installment procedures to install the water proof roof deck protection, so the homeowner will be assured that these roof-leak barriers are taking care of his/her needs for leak protection in the form of water proof underlayments.

When dealing with masonry materials, the homeowner needs to make sure the roofing contractor understands they are dealing with a masonry material and not all water-proof underlayments will bond to the masonry on their home. In this case, there may be other materials that can be used to make sure a water proof roofing material will bond and seal to this type of masonry on a home.

A homeowner can rest assured that when using a contractor that knows how to install these types of products, their home will be taken care of.

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