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Top reason why to go with synthetic Underlayment

June 12, 2019
Roofing Blog

If you need a new roof installed you probably wonder what type of underlayment is the best to go with, either tar or synthetic underlayment.

The purpose of roof underlayment 

  • Provide your roof extra layer of protection against the elements.
  • Protect your roof decking from damage in case of disaster. 
  • Minimize the appearance of decking imperfection.

Roof Underlayment is a must-have component and it’s required also by the roof manufacturing companies. 

For a long time felt underlayment dominated the market until the invention of synthetic underlayment.

The benefits of synthetic underlayment are:

  1. Waterproofing - Synthetic underlayment is a waterproof material, therefore provide better moisture protection.

  1. Flexibility - synthetic underlayment is flexible and will not buckle or crack. 

  1. Lightweight - synthetic underlayment is significantly lighter material compared to tar paper and will not be heavy on your roof framing.

  1. Heat resistant- synthetic underlayment has higher heat resistance then tar paper its especially important in our river valley-northwest Arkansas area. 

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