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Roofing Underlayment Matters!


Roofing Underlayment Matters!

When homeowners are thinking of redoing their roof, most of their attention is focused on the design and style of the shingles. Afterall, when you look at the exterior of your house, the shingles are what you see. They must look good!  However, there is another, invisible part of your roofing system that is just as important in the longevity of your roof as your shingles. It’s called your underlayment.

What is roofing underlayment?

Underlayment is a layer of material installed between the roof deck and the shingles. Installers must use underlayment to provide an additional layer of protection against water infiltration. Your underlayment enhances the overall performance of the roof. It protects the roof deck from moisture and provides a temporary barrier during the roofing installation process.

There are different types of underlayment available, such as asphalt-saturated felt, synthetic materials, or specialized membranes. Different types of underlayment work better in different places.

Roofers will install the underlayment before the shingles. They will secure the underlayment to your roof deck with roofing nails or staples, being careful not to damage the underlayment with the fasteners. For hard-to-cover areas like chimneys, vents, or skylights, roofers carefully cut openings in the underlayment to ensure a tight fit. Then, they use appropriate flashing techniques and sealants to ensure water-tight protection around the structures.

What is the Best Roofing Underlayment?

Homeowners give little thought to their underlayment, so at Pro-Home Services, we make sure the underlayment we use is high-quality .One of the best roofing underlayment materials on the market that we use is the GAF FeltBuster® synthetic roofing felt. The underlayment works in perfect coordination with the GAF roofing systems we install. It has even earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval!

The Feltbuster is a value-priced upgrade that is uniquely designed to withstand the infiltration of hard-driving rain. As you can imagine, rain causes mold, attic leaks and other problems if it gets under the shingles and soaks through the underlayment and into the roof itself. Feltbuster provides solid prevention to roof damage in heavy rain storms. It has other advantages too:

  • Durable construction. The synthetic construction is designed to resist tearing and will not absorb moisture or become brittle. The felt also includes a stabilized polypropylene construction which resists degradation with UV rays.
  • Feltbuster is eligible for up to a lifetime-limited warranty when installed with similarly warrantied GAF shingles.
  • The underlayment includes a special spunbound surface which helps increase traction and provides enhanced workability over traditional felt underlayments.

If you are planning a roofing project, we’d like to help with a roofing estimate that includes GAF FeltBuster® synthetic roofing felt.  Call us for a free estimate and in-home samples of roofing colors and styles for easy selection. We provide a quality roofing job from the underlayment to the highest point! Call us for an estimate at 630.790.0800.





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