No matter whom you talk to about a potential roofing project, underlayments are sure to be a big part of the conversation.
No matter whom you talk to about a potential roofing
project, underlayments are sure to be a big part of the conversation.
In this month’s issue ofRoofing Contractorwe examine the state of underlayments: what works and what doesn’t work, and
what is new and what is old.
We know different climates require the use of a specific
We know underlayments were originally used as temporary
We know traditional felts are not as strong and durable as
We know synthetic
underlayments continue to grow.
We know dry-in
benefits and UV resistance of premium underlayment gives contractors greater
flexibility in scheduling installations.
And we know the key ingredient to the success of underlayments is the ice and water
protector used under shingles, metal and slate.
We know all this because people like Tom Metoxen, Manager of
Technical and Warranty Services for Carlisle Residential, who said
underlayments are “better than ever.”
know because Anthony Mass, technical administrator for Polyglass USA, said
underlayments “provide a vital layer of protection on top of the sheathing to
help keep moisture out of the building.”
We know because Atilla Sebuktekin, GAF-Elk Vice President of
Marketing for Steep Slope Roofing and Decorative Stone Products, said there are
“better quality underlayments for roof deck protection.”
because Sandro Di Pede of SDP Advanced Polymer Products said the key to
synthetic acceptance is safety with respect to walkability on pitched roofs.
We know because Tarco President Steve Ratcliff said the
underlayment marketplace is better because of the introduction of self-adhering
and synthetic underlayments.
And we know because Edward Sueta, marketing manger at ALCO-NVC Inc., said the key ingredient
to the success of underlayments is “the ice and water protector used under
shingles, metal and slate.”
is, underlayments are here to stay, here to improve, and here because the
roofing industry would be nothing without it.
Do you have
any answers as to why underlayments are sure to be the topic of conversation
for any roofing project?
Watts Up? Underlayments Sticking Around
By Tom Watts
Tom Watts is the associate editor of Roofing Contractor. He can be reached at 248-244-1738 or email@example.com.