When conducting roof inspections, most local homeowners might only notice what they frequently see on the roof, such as the shingles and gutters. It usually goes unnoticed, but the roofing underlayment is one of the most fundamental components of your roof. The health and stability of your house rely heavily on the roofing underlayment.
Installed under all the roofing materials, the roofing underlayment is a water-resistant or waterproof barrier material. It serves as additional protection to prevent water damage. Without it, you may experience a leaking roof. Today, we discuss the different types of underlayment.
If you’re looking for the most affordable underlayment, then the asphalt-saturated felt could be the answer to your problem. This underlayment type used to be the most common one before synthetic materials became more popular. Even so, contractors trust this underlayment because of its proven durability and strength. With its flexibility and water resistance, the asphalt-saturated felt is still a great choice for your roof.
Roofers are most likely to recommend the non-bitumen synthetic for your roofing underlayment needs. It’s basically the same as the asphalt-saturated felt, but it comes with a better water-resistance feature. Not only does it provide more stability, but it’s also a cost-effective choice because it’s designed to be applied to your entire roof. As such, non-bitumen synthetic could be found in most modern roofs, including metal roofs.
As the most expensive and premium underlayment, the rubberized asphalt has all the advantages of the other two underlayment and more. With a higher percentage of asphalt and rubber polymer, this underlayment type offers the best waterproof protection for your roof. Installed on the roof deck with a sticky back and protective membrane, it creates a natural waterproof seal. The rubberized asphalt is also very flexible, which means it can stand against very hot and cold weather.
If you’re interested in giving professional care to your roofing underlayment, get in touch with a residential roofing company. Call Certified Roofing Solutions, LLC at (800) 647-0986, or fill out our contact form to set an appointment.