Your roof is a complicated system with several parts and layers. One of the most important layers is the underlayment. The underlayment protects the roof deck from damage and is one of your home’s best defenses against roof leaks. Homecraft®, one of the top roofers in our area, talks about the purpose of the underlayment:
Why Is the Underlayment Important?
The primary purpose of the underlayment is to act as a layer between your shingles and the roof sheathing. It serves as a moisture barrier, preventing water that gets through your shingles from damaging the vulnerable roof sheathing. The underlayment is also important for older homes. Old homes used pine and fir boards for their roof sheathing and these wood types can react chemically with some kinds of roof covering.
While many roof installations can be finished quickly, some situations may cause the project to take a few days to complete. The underlayment can act as temporary protection during the roof installation. It does a good job at this because all manufacturers design their underlayment to prevent water from reaching your roof sheathing. The underlayment is important, which is why as roofing experts, we use only the best possible products for our customers.
We are a GAF Master Elite® contractor, allowing us to offer local homeowners GAF’s best products. One of these products is GAF Deck-Armor™. This product is stronger than regular underlayments and features innovative breathable technology. It can block water from reaching your roof sheathing, allowing moisture to escape from your roof. This can prevent several roof problems. Deck-Armor also lies flatter than other products so it makes GAF shingles look better once installed.
We can help you with your roof repair or roof replacement project because of our decades of experience and industry-leading certifications. We have the skills, knowledge, and resources to handle any kind of roofing issue. Call us at (877) 494-0377 to learn more about our services and products or to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate. We serve Newark, Middletown, Bear and many other areas in DE.