Will the trapped moisture below the shingles be ok.
Rain barrel shingle roof.
Today on the other half of the roof that was not shingled the roofing felt is curled wavy from the rain.
Check out our rainwater calculator to see how much water you can collect off your roof.
Would hate to make the investment and then find out it s not something safe to do.
Rain barrels rain barrels make collecting roof runoff convenient.
A rain barrel sits next to our shed to collect and store rainwater that would otherwise pour from the roof and rush off to storm drains and streams.
Rain barrels make it possible for gardeners to irrigate plants at no cost instead of using water from the tap or faucet.
Twelve rain barrels were installed during the summer of 2011 on homes that have asphalt shingled roofs the dominant roof surface on new jersey houses.
Six barrels were located in a suburban community and six in an urban community to help determine the effect of surrounding land use on rain barrel water quality.
If you re thinking about buying a rain barrel look for one with a first flush feature which stores the first five to 10 gallons.
Tests on the stormwater dripping from asphalt shingle roofs find that it s remarkably clean.
It s the perfect time to build a rain barrel to capture your roof s rainwater and keep your plants happy in the summer.
Is it good enough to use on vegetables.
Small amounts of these chemicals end up in your rain barrel every time it rains.
When you think about it before you had a rain barrel you most likely had rain water from a downspout pouring out onto that spot in your lawn and everything s been alright.
Asphalt shingles contain zinc hydrocarbons and other chemicals as well as moss and algae preventatives.
You can fill a 60 gallon barrel with less than single inch of rain falling on a 10 x 10 surface so don t overlook those outbuildings when you think about opportunities to collect and store rainwater on your site.
By setting up a rain barrel you can save money and water.
In the attic i can see light passing through the holes cracks of the roof since the roofing felt is not laying flat anymore.
Are asphalt shingles ok.
A local non profit offers rain barrels and we are considering getting a few to catch water from our gutters but i am hesitant about the quality of the water gathered from our roof.
The roof will not be entirely flat as you will need to plan for rain water drainage via water drains placed strategically within the roof surface.
A pvc roofing system such as the one from ib roof available in either 50 mil 60 mil or 80 mil thickness would be an ideal type of a roofing membrane for such a roof.
They installed the shingles on half of the roof in the rain.