The underlayment is a roof component upon which the actual roof is placed. It basically is a foundation for the roof, and it is made based on the conditions where a home is located, taking into consideration the temperature and climate of any particular location to determine which material and design the underlayment requires. Why is it so important in the world of roofing? Here are some reasons:
An Underlayment Guards Against Moisture
Moisture is one of the elements that can cause a lot of problems for homeowners. When moisture seeps in, water damage can cause the roof, and sometimes the entire home, to decay and compromise the whole structure. A roof’s underlayment should be water-resistant, preventing moisture from getting in and keeping said moisture from doing its worst in your home.
An Underlayment Also Prevent Chemical Degradation
Many chemicals are used when building a house, especially when installing a roof. And while these chemicals are necessary, they can also cause damage to the house as well as prove harmful to the other kinds of necessary chemicals. A properly installed underlayment prevents this from happening, thus making an underlayment truly important, not just to roofing, but to the house in general.
An Underlayment Is Also Fire-Resistant
Fire is obviously bad for a household, and any element that you can add to a home which prevents fire is definitely an important component.
An Underlayment Is Temporary Protection
Being an initial layer before roofers put up the actual roof, an underlayment also serves as temporary protection for the household. While nowhere near as effective a protective measure as a roof can be, it does suffice during the time it takes for the roof to finish.
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