Wind-resistant shingle and method of applying

  • US 5,950,387 A
  • Filed: 05/11/1998
  • Issued: 09/14/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/11/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A wind-resistant shingle having front and rear surfaces comprising a web coated with a solidified coating material and having a layer of granules on a surface of the coating material, with the shingle having a butt portion and a tab portion, each of which portions extend longitudinally of the shingle;

  • with the butt portion having a lower end and an upper end and with the tab portion having a lower end and an upper end, and with the lower end of the butt portion merging with the upper end of the tab portion;

    with a pair of generally horizontal, visually distinct, vertically spaced-apart lines extending longitudinally of the front surface of the shingle in the lower end of the butt portion of the shingle, on the layer of granules, adjacent the upper end of the tab portion of the shingle;

    with at least the lowermost one of the vertically spaced-apart lines comprising a line of sealant; and

    with said visually distinct vertically spaced-apart lines defining therebetween a generally horizontal, longitudinally-extending fastener area for visually directing a predetermined location for fastener placement in applying shingles to a roof.

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