In residential roofing, the underlayment is a vital component of the system. After all, it protects the roof’s structure from water damage, saving you the headache of costly repairs. But how exactly does the installation process go?
In this video, learn how roofers install GAF underlayment products on roofing systems.
How GAF Underlayments are Installed
Believe it or not, installing the underlayment of your roof is a surprisingly simple thing to do. To install your underlayment, your roofer will first roll out the product on your shingle-less roof. The amount of layers that will be installed depends on the slope of your roofing system. For instance, if your slope is equal or greater than 4.1 inches per foot, then a single layer will suffice in protecting the roof. Once the underlayments are laid down, your roof repair professional will use a few fasteners to hold it down as they continue to work.
Your GAF Underlayment Options
If you decide to choose GAF products for your underlayment, you’ll have no shortage of options. One of your choices is the synthetic variant, which consists of Deck-Armor™, Tiger Paw™ and the Feltbuster® synthetic underlayments. All of these synthetic underlayment options are UV-stabilized polypropylene underlayments that can help protect your roof against infiltration from wind-driven rain.
On the other hand, you can also opt for the fiberglass-reinforced underlayments such as Shingle-Mate®, which provides an extra layer of fiber-glass reinforced protection for your roof. If you want a fire-resistant underlayment, meanwhile, you can have the VersaShield® underlayment installed on your roofing system. Alternatively, if you desire an underlayment that is versatile and has increased tear resistance, then you can have your roofing contractor install the SBS Modified RoofPro™ underlayment for you.
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