If you are thinking about having your Orlando home or business re-roofed, there are many things to think about. One of them is roofing underlayment. Your roof is a big investment and protects your home against Central Florida's thunderstorms, so make sure you know what's going on it.
Roofing underlayment protects your home from wind driven rain and rising moisture
Hot 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.
For instance, traditional felt underlayment is susceptible to shattering when secured with the impact of a nail gun. When a nail penetrates synthetic underlayment it seals around it, providing superior waterproofing and significantly extending the lifespan of your roof.
Synthetic underlayment with long lasting polymers offers a higher degree of weather protection, durability, strength, long lasting and enhanced water resistance.
When it comes to your roof, being proactive can save you tons of money. There is a lot to consider if you're thinking about replacing your roof.