Whenever homeowners talk about their roofing system, some tend to think that it’s only composed of three components: the shingles as its exterior, the roof deck to hold your roof up, and the flashing to prevent water from infiltrating your roof and causing leaks. However, while these are all important roofing components, there is another component that you shouldn’t forget about: the underlayment, a water resistant barrier that comes in three different materials and serves as your roof’s additional layer of protection from water damage. But what exactly are the differences between the three underlayment materials?
In this post, roof maintenance company Advanced Roofing discusses the three different materials used to create underlayments.
Asphalt saturated was the industry standard for underlayments before synthetics became commonplace 15 years ago. However, despite its waning popularity, experts say that it’s still a reliable underlayment material as it is flexible and water-resistant. Apart from that, it’s also readily available, making them one of the more affordable underlayment materials on the market.
On the other hand, non-bitumen synthetic is the most common kind of underlayment installed in roofing systems. This is because compared to asphalt saturated underlayments, non-bitumen synthetic has better water resistance and is designed for the full-application of your roof. This makes it a cost effective choice for most homeowners. To install a non-bitumen synthetic underlayment in your roof, don’t hesitate to turn to roofing installation contractor Advanced Roofing for assistance.
Finally, there’s also rubberized asphalt underlayment, a premium type of underlayment that has all the benefits of the previous underlayments. However, unlike the other two, it is completely waterproof due to the fact that it has a high percentage of asphalt and
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