Your roofing system can be one of the most complex features of your home. It is more than just the shingles and gutters. Beneath it is a layer called an underlayment. This is designed to be installed under all your roofing materials as an extra layer of water penetration protection from weather damage and other elements.
Although some insist an underlayment isn’t always necessary, it should always be applied to low-sloped roofs and specific high water risk locations of your home. Moreover, here are reasons why it’s still an essential feature:
1. As mentioned, an underlayment adds another water-resistant layer to the top of your home. With it, leaks during heavy rain, high snow accumulation and severe storms can be prevented.
2. An underlayment also provides an extra cover of shielding should your roof become damaged, or any shingles or shakes get blown away during a heavy storm.
Types of Roof Underlayment
Before synthetic products were introduced, most roofers relied on asphalt-saturated felt as the material to use. However, the emergence of rubberized asphalt has affected its demand. Non-bitumen synthetic is another type. Although rubberized asphalt is more expensive than the previous two, it contains higher percentages of asphalt and rubber polymers, making it effectively waterproof.
Looking for a reputable team to have your underlayment placed? From residential siding and gutter repair services to commercial roofing, customers turn to Willi Roofing Services for all of their exterior renovation needs. Give us a call at (512) 855-2014. Our service areas include Pflugerville and the surrounding areas in Texas.