Understanding the Importance of Roof Underlayment

Your roofing system consists of many important components that work together to keep your home safe and comfortable. In this post, we’ll be talking about one of the more crucial parts of your roofing system–the underlayment. To learn more about your roofing underlayment, expert contractor Bone Dry Roofing – Florida shares their insight here:

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How Underlayment Protects Your Home

The underlayment is a material created and designed to prevent elements such as rain and hail from damaging your roofing system’s inner structure. It also prevents wind-driven projectiles and other debris from puncturing your roof and causing water infiltration. Many types of roofing underlayment are made to withstand even harsh weather conditions such as heavy rain and thunderstorms. When a roof is severely damaged by a storm, underlayment can also serve as a temporary roof cover. This is to mitigate damage while your hired roofing contractor performs emergency repairs. 

Common Underlayment Types

  • Non-bitumen synthetic – This is a commonly-used roofing underlayment that has good water resistance qualities and is designed to be fully applied on the roof. It comes highly-recommended since it’s a cost-effective material that can be easily used during emergency repairs and major roof renovations. Compared to felt, synthetic underlayment is tough, quicker to install, and does a better job repelling water. Bone Dry Roofing uses a synthetic underlayment for all our roofing projects.
  • Rubberized asphalt – This material is waterproof on one side and has an adhesive on the other, with a peel-off membrane for easy application. When applied, its rubber-like properties create a waterproof seal. While it’s a bit more expensive compared to other materials, it’s also more durable when it comes to standing up against the elements.
  • Asphalt-saturated felt – This is a popular material that’s water-resistant, flexible and can be readily used for any roofing renovation or emergency. If you’re not looking to install synthetic underlayment, this material is your next best option.

Bone Dry Roofing – Florida is the top choice when it comes to top-notch roof underlayment installation. Call us at (941) 343-5622 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment with one of our experts! We serve Sarasota and surrounding areas in FL.

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