The Importance Of A Quality Roofing Underlayment

blog post The Importance Of A Quality Roofing Underlayment

A roof is more than just the top layer of shingles, metal or tile. In fact, there is a whole system that works together to build a quality roof. However, it all starts with a quality underlayment. A roofing underlayment is the first layer to go down over the roof decking.

The Importance Of A Quality Roofing Underlayment
The Importance Of A Quality Roofing Underlayment

How Does An Underlayment Help My Roof?

A roofing underlayment is a moisture protection layer that keeps your roof’s wood decking from becoming wet and soggy. Originally, underlayment's consisted of a felt-like paper. You can imagine how well that worked right? 

All Roofing Underlayment's Are Not Created Equal

Of course, improvements have been made in the roofing industry. Waterproof, synthetic underlayment's are now the choice of top ShingleMaster roofers like R.I.G.  Roofing. Although somewhat more expensive, synthetic underlayment's weigh less and lay flat against roof decking. In contrast, felt underlayment's often gave shingles a bumpy, uneven look because they added bulk to the roof and sometimes bunched up. R.I.G. Roofing is proud to offer high-end underlayment's on our roof installs. Due to their superior water resistance, they can also serve as short-term roof covers. 

Our team professional contractors actually use multiple types of underlayment's on different areas of your roof. This provides top-quality protection from the elements. The first one we install is a waterproof underlayment that protects the edges and valleys of your roof. Valleys are where water channels/flows during heavy rain and storms. We also use this waterproof underlayment around skylights, vents, and roof to wall locations. The second underlayment we install is not only water-resistant but also tear-proof, which makes it ultra-durable. This underlayment covers all the remaining areas of your roof deck. As an added bonus, this material provides a high traction surface that increases the safety of contractors during the installation of your roof. Once the underlayment's are in place, your roof is ready for the top layer of shingles, metal or tile. 

Why Should You Choose A Quality Roofing Underlayment?

Remember, your roof is only as good as the foundation it is built on! Installing a subpar underlayment allows water and moisture to creep through and damage your roof decking. Compromised decking will become spongy, unsafe to walk on, and prone to leaks. In worst-case scenarios, it can also lead to roof collapse.

We urge home and business owners to invest in an entire quality roofing system installed by a company that will stand behind their work for years to come. Our new roof installs come with a 10-year workmanship warranty which is paired with product manufacturer warranties. As a SelectShingle Master installer, when we install a roof with CertainTeed roofing products we offer a 25-year workmanship warranty in addition to their product warranties which range from 20 years - lifetime! 

A Quality Roof, Done Right.

A roofing system built with quality products and installed with integrity protect your home or business for years to come. To schedule, a consultation or free estimate with one of our highly qualified roofing experts call1 (863) 294-4477 or contact us online. R.I.G. Roofing is proud to be Your Shingle Best Roofer!

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