Metal is fast becoming a top choice roofing material. It’s durable and low maintenance, and it has amazing resistance to wind and fire.
However, like with all other roofing systems, a metal roof installation should be done correctly. Typically, a metal roof requires specialized tools as well as an appropriate underlayment. But what is the purpose of this underlayment?
A metal roof underlayment is an extra layer of protection for your roof. It mainly prevents roof leaks and ensures your roof remains in good condition. It includes a layer of ice guard, also known as ice and water shield, that prevents ice dams. This is usually part of the metal roof underlayment over the eaves. According to experts, it should extend around two feet up the roof, from the top edge of the overhang.
Underlayments often have a layer of felt paper, which is used to keep leaks out of the attic. An extra slip sheet layer, called red rosin paper, is also included as this keeps the metal from sticking to the felt paper during roof installation.
Metal roof underlayments can be in the form of polymer underlayment sheets, too. These sheets are thinner and easier to work with than felt paper and rosin paper.
The importance of metal roof underlayments in preventing water and hail damage is clear. But this roof component could only work if it’s installed properly. Luckily, underlayments require a straightforward installation procedure.
You simply need to add strips of felt paper or polymer underlayment horizontally across your roof. Then, staple each strip at the ends. If you’re not confident in doing this by yourself, hire a professional.
To ensure quality services, better call Goodrich Roofing to handle your job. Our areas of expertise include roof replacement, storm damage and gutter systems. Call us at (505) 219-4450, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We offer our services to customers in Albuquerque, NM, and nearby areas.