During any service, a qualified Orange County Roofer will take certain steps to maximize the protection of your rooftop. One of the most common of these steps is the installation of underlayment beneath asphalt shingles. Typically made of felt, underlayment covers the entire roof deck, serving as an important protective barrier. Don’t think of this as single-level protection, however. Once installed by a team of professionals, the material offers three levels of effective protection.
First, underlayment addresses a little-known issue associated with roof decking. The issue is this -- occasionally resins used in roof decking will ooze out of the wood. Underlayment acts as a barrier, preventing the ooze from contacting vulnerable shingles.
Second, the decking itself is safeguarded by any underlayment installed by an Orange County Roofing Company. How so? Again, the material serves as a vital barrier. In this case, the barrier keeps rainwater from contacting the wooden deck. This is crucial, as heavy rain has been known to penetrate shingles. And guess where the invasive water will go. That’s right – straight onto the deck -- unless a barrier is in place to keep the area dry. An option that’s clearly preferable to soaked wood any day of the week.
Finally, there’s the whole question of warranties. Often, shingle manufacturers require the installation of underlayment to validate any warranty.
So there it is. Three excellent reasons why an Orange County Roofer installs underlayment. There are other reasons, of course. And you can learn about them by discussing the matter with a local expert. For instance, if you hang your hat in Laguna Beach, simply reach out to a Laguna Beach Roofer to learn more. It’s that easy.
If you have questions about roofing underlayment, Luke Roofing can help. A long-established Orange County Roofer, we provide prompt, reliable expertise for every residential roofing and commercial roofing need. No matter where you live in OC, you can count on Luke Roofing for reliable roofing solutions.