Some homeowners think that the roof is only made of shingles, gutters and the valleys. This isn’t the case; there are more components that lie underneath. Behind all of these is the roofing underlayment which is an unsung hero of your roofing system. It actually supports your roof’s integrity and facilitates energy efficiency.
In this post, we’ll share the importance and function of roofing underlayment.
Why Is Roofing Underlayment Important?
Your roofing shingles protect your home from harmful ultraviolet rays and harsh elements but aren’t fully sealed in other areas. This means that the gap between your shingles is exposed to debris and other elements. Your underlayment protects your home’s foundation against weather and water damage and protects your shingles from curling and rotting. In turn, this gives you peace of mind knowing that your roof has a stable support system underneath it.
However, you shouldn’t install them on your own as you need the assistance of a residential roofing contractor to reap the benefits from it. Trust in us to install your roofing underlayment to ensure that your home is well protected and energy-efficient for the years to come.
What Is Roofing Underlayment?
Every roofing system has an underlayment even if you’re unaware of it. A roofing underlayment is a waterproof barrier that acts as an additional protective layer between your roof and the insulation unit. It protects your home from exterior elements such as dirt, moisture and wind. They’re made out of asphalt-saturated felt, premium rubberized asphalt or non-bitumen synthetic materials. Keep in mind that most roofing systems are water-resistant, but not waterproof. Underlayments are meant to be installed on top of a water-resistant or waterproof membrane, and they come in both of these forms. A water-resistant underlayment lets moisture in but prevents water from entering. A waterproof underlayment protects against both of them.
Call on Roofer Chicks® for all your residential and commercial roofing needs. You can count on our experienced team for your roof repair, maintenance and replacement. Call us at (830) 627-7663 or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We serve clients in New Braunfels, TX.