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Roofing Underlayment: Its Importance

Roofing Underlayment: Its Importance

When it comes to the topic of your roofing system, a lot of homeowners tend to overlook a lot of components, such as the flashing, the roof deck and even the soffits and fascias at times. However, when it comes to the most overlooked roof components, the one that is often the most unnoticed is the underlayment as it isn’t always seen by the naked eye. However, the underlayment is one of the most important parts of your roof, and, as such, it shouldn’t be overlooked.

Here’s why:

Importance of the Underlayment

As stated before, the underlayment is one of the most important parts of your home. This is because it’s a water-resistant barrier material that adds another layer of protection to your roofing system once it’s installed beneath the other roofing materials. It can protect your roof from water damage, preserving the structural integrity of your roofing system.

The Different Types of Underlayment

When it comes to the roofing underlayment, there are three types that homeowners like you can consider. For instance, there’s asphalt-saturated underlayments, which was the most popular kind of underlayment until 15 years ago due to its reliability, flexibility, water-resistance and affordability; non-bitumen synthetic, a common type of underlayment often installed by roofers due to its better water-resistance; and rubberized asphalt, which is a premium type of underlayment that boasts all the benefits of the aforementioned types. If you’re having a hard time picking the right kind of underlayment for your home, simply turn to an expert roofer to help you decide which one is the best choice for your home.

Make your search for an expert roofing contractor easier by turning to A1 Roofing & Construction. Give us a call at (401) 265-1019, or fill out our contact form to get a FREE quote. We serve homeowners in New Bedford, MA, and Providence, Warwick and other nearby areas in Rhode Island.