Due to its durability and the minimal upkeep it requires, homeowners have begun to realize and appreciate the advantages of metal for a residential roofing system.
One of the components that make metal roofs effective is their underlayment.
Why Metal Roofing Underlayments Are Essential
An underlayment provides an extra level of protection for your metal roof. Its main job is to prevent leaks and keep your roofing system in top condition. A layer of ice guard, or ice and water shield, is typically included in a metal roofing underlayment as it prevents ice dams.
Apart from the ice guard, metal roof underlayments also have a layer of felt paper. This functions to keep the leaks out of the attic. Moreover, red rosin paper is also added so that the metal won’t stick to the felt paper during the roof replacement. Felt and rosin paper are usually difficult to handle. So, if you want a more convenient alternative, you can opt for polymer underlayment sheets instead.
Important Things to Keep in Mind
Proper installation of the underlayment is crucial to the performance of your roofing system. Fortunately, the procedure is often uncomplicated. The felt paper or polymer underlayment simply needs to be added horizontally across the roof and stapled at the ends. Although it’s a fairly straightforward task, it would be best to hire a professional to do this job for you. This way, you can rest assured that the underlayment is correctly installed.
iRestore Stl strives to satisfy every client’s requirements, and this has led us to deliver outstanding results for each project we’ve handled. We offer a range of services, including roof repair, siding replacement and storm damage roof repair. Call us at (618) 217-0070, or fill out our contact form to request a consultation. We serve customers in Edwardsville, IL, and the surrounding areas.