As a homeowner, when you think about the roof on your home you more than likely are thinking about the shingles that are visible. When planning to get your roof replaced, your biggest concern might be the roofing material that you choose whether it be asphalt shingles, metal or even rubber. What many homeowners don’t realize is that there is a whole other layer of protection beneath the shingles on their roof. This is known as underlayment. Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration is here to talk all about underlayment and what kind is best for your roof replacement.
Does Underlayment Make a Difference?
If you aren’t quite sure what underlayment is, we are here to explain. Underneath the shingles, on top of your roof deck, you will find another layer known as underlayment. This is a crucial part of your roof as it plays a key role in protecting your home against water damage. When it comes to the underlayment on your roof, you will have two options, felt and synthetic. Deciding which one you want to choose is a big decision. Many people will go with felt because it is more cost effective, but you should know that it might not offer you quite as much protection as synthetic does.
Is Synthetic Roofing Underlayment Better?
As far as roofing materials go, felt underlayment has been around for decades. It is the oldest underlayment material on the market. However, that does not mean that it is a superior product by any means. Well synthetic underlayment costs a bit more than felt, there are some very clear benefits to using the synthetic underlayment rather than felt.
– Weighs Less: When you choose synthetic underlayment over felt, it is far lighter. In fact, it can be as much as four times lighter than felt underlayment.
– Faster Install: another benefit of synthetic underlayment is that it can be installed much faster than felt. This is because there is more underlayment on each roll. If it would normally take 14 rolls of felt underlayment on a traditional roof, it will only take three rolls of synthetic underlayment.
– Moisture Resistant: Felt underlayment is known to absorb any moisture that it comes in contact with. When you choose synthetic underlayment instead you can rest easy knowing that it is completely water resistant. If there is going to be any period of time between the underlayment process and the shingle process, you don’t have to worry about any water damage to your home.
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If you are getting ready to replace the roof on your home, you want to know that you have the best contractors working for you to get the job done. At Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration We take immense pride in the work that we do. We will ensure that your roof is installed correctly to provide your home the protection that it needs against the elements. Call us today!