What Is Roofing Underlayment?

If you’ve lived in New Jersey for a while, then you know that we get all four seasons of weather. Over time, the elements can cause damage to your roofing that a local Mount Laurel roofer will repair. Today, we are going to talk about an important part of a roof that is called underlaymentRoofing underlayment is a waterproof or water-resistant barrier that is put down on top of the plywood before the shingles or whatever type of material is being used. The three main types of underlayment are:

  • Traditional Asphalt-Saturated Felt (Water-Resistant)
  • Non-Bitumen Synthetic Underlayment (Waterproof)
  • Rubberized Asphalt Underlayment (Waterproof)

Nowadays, Mount Laurel roofing pros prefer synthetic underlayment over felt choice, and some cities have building codes that require it which we always check. For increased security and peace of mind, this shield can be installed on the entire roof but at the very least should be applied in areas that are prone to ice damming and high winds, among others such as:

  • Valleys
  • Eaves
  • Chimneys
  • Skylights
  • Low-Slope Roofing

Maintaining a healthy roof starts with choosing a reliable Mount Laurel roofing contractor. If water gets past the shingles or any of the other parts of your roof it can cause an enormous amount of damage to the interior of your home. Keeping that space within your shingles and the wood sheathing dry and waterproof is the best way to avoid problems. A high-quality ice & water shield is recommended and one of the many reasons why we use GAF Roofing products.

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