There are many parts that go into making your roof the water resistant protective barrier it is. Roof underlayment is often overlooked by homeowners and bad roofers. What people don’t know is that the underlayment is a crucial wall of defense against leaks and damages. Especially in Florida, quality roof underlayment can mean the difference between a perfectly good roof and one that has multiple leaks.
So what exactly is underlayment? Shingles naturally leave gaps that water can get through. This is true for even the most expensive shingles on the market. The layer of materials that goes underneath that, is the underlayment. Back in the day, underlayment used to be asphalty building paper. Now-a-days, underlayment is much more versatile. You have options that range from rubberized asphalt, fiberglass, synthetic, and more.
Quality underlayment does more than just keep out moisture. It has evolved to keep out winter cold, as well as summer heat. This can help improve the longevity of your roof, as well as play a key role in keeping your electricity bill manageable. It doesn’t make sense why so many people discount the importance of a good roof underlayment when that layer provides so much protection and insulation for your roof. If you have any more questions about your roof underlayment, or would like an estimate for a new roof, feel free to give us a call and we will send one of our roofing experts out to your home to see what is your next best step.