Orlando's Trusted Roofing Contractor; Experts You Can Count On

March 17, 2021

Is it time to have your Orlando area roof repaired or repairs? If so, there are many things to consider, one of them is the roofing underlayment. With the rainy season just around the corner, it is important to make sure you're prepared. 

Roofing underlayment protects your home from wind driven rain and rising moisture

Heat and moisture is created in every home from everyday activities such as cooking, showering, and laundry. Exhaust fans take most of the moist air into the attic, then vents in the attic take it outside. The rest of the heat rises and ends up going through building materials and your roof deck.

Some of this warm moisture escapes completely through the asphalt roofing, while the rest is trapped between the roof deck and asphalt shingle. This consistent wet environment can wreck havoc and rot the wood roof deck. That's where roofing underlayment comes into play, it acts as a vapor barrier, protecting your roof. It is also an additional layer of protection against wind driven rain that can end up under asphalt shingles.

Traditional felt roofing underlayment was at one time considered a good way to protect a roof against the elements. With the advancements in technology, it has led the way to synthetic underlayment, such as GAF's Tigerpaw, Certainteed Diamond Deck and Atlas Summit 60. Designed to aid in the ventilation process and prolong the life of your roof.

"They last a lot longer than tradition roofing felt and provide some extra benefits such as improved water tightness and traction control(for when your roof is being installed). It is highly recommended to use a synthetic underlayment for metal roofs or any shingles expecting to exceed 40 years in life," according to Research Roofing.

At Schick Roofing our goal is to provide the best materials at an affordable price. We pride ourselves in offering the best customer service of any roofing company in Central Florida. We're so serious about offer excellent service that owner Paul Schick makes daily visits to each and every job, big or small, to ensure that only the highest quality work is being done.

Contact Schick Roofing for more information and an estimate.