Your roofing system is made up of many different components that work together to safeguard your home from weather elements and other environmental threats. One of these components is the roofing underlayment, a fundamental part that makes the entire structure stable and effective. In this post, we discuss the importance of roofing underlayment.
The underlayment is either a water-resistant or waterproof material. It is installed directly onto the roof deck and under all other roofing materials, including the shingles and flashing, as an additional barrier against severe weather elements like rain, snow, hail and heat. Without the underlayment, moisture will easily soak into the roof sheathing and cause a multitude of problems ranging from mold and mildew to rot and leaks.
Asphalt-saturated, non-bitumen synthetic, and rubberized asphalt are the three main types of roofing underlayment. Here is a quick breakdown of their pros and cons:
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