Your roofing system is made up of multiple components, all of which have their own unique roles to fulfill. You have the shingles, which act as the roof’s outer layer, the roof deck that supports them and the underlayment that’s often placed between these two materials. If you don’t know what the underlayment is, it’s a protective covering made of either synthetic or felt material and is installed on the roof deck just beneath the shingles.
Here are the things that make roofing underlayment important.
- It prevents water damage. Water is your roof’s number one enemy. Naturally, you want to do everything you can to prevent it from infiltrating your system. The underlayment is the most effective way to do this as it can easily prevent precipitation and moisture from seeping through your deck and causing leaks and rot on your roof.
- It shields your roof deck from the elements. Aside from preventing water damage, the underlayment also protects your roof deck in case a powerful storm blows your shingles away. In such situations, the underlayment will protect the wood material of your roof deck until a contractor can install a new set of shingles on your home.
- It protects the deck from shingle chemicals. Shingle chemicals can damage the roof’s structure if it manages to reach it. As with moisture, the underlayment helps protect the roof deck from these harmful chemicals that can cause the shingles to melt into the wood when exposed to the sun’s heat.
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