Synthetic Underlayment from Sherriff-Goslin Roofing Company in Kalamazoo

Underlayment is the roof component that serves as a line of defense during installation and after completion if shingles are blown off or damaged in storms which this roofing company in Kalamazoo knows all about. On certain steep slope roof projects, underlayment may face a long open time from the dry-in to the completed roof covering.

Synthetic underlayment was developed specifically for roofing projects that require the underlayment to be able to maintain its reliability during that time of uncovered exposure to damaging UV and severe storms. Developed to enhance the life of a roof, synthetic underlayment is manufactured from polypropylene, an extremely strong woven fabric, and offers many advanced benefits not available with conventional tar paper felt.

Exposure Protection

Modern synthetic underlayment is lightweight, extremely strong and can withstand extreme temperatures all the way from -40°F to 240°F. It is water resistant and, unlike conventional tar paper felt, is not prone to wrinkling or buckling. This allows it to lay flat, which helps a roof protect against invasion from water.

Depending on the specific brand, modern synthetic underlayment can withstand such exposure from 60 to 180 days. It offers far greater resistance to UV degradation than saturated felt, which gives it the durability needed for those roof projects that leave the underlayment exposed for an extended period of time.

Improved Installation Factors

Roofing crews appreciate that synthetic underlayment has a textured wrinkle-free top surface and a slip-resistant coating applied to its base surface. This slip resistance capability provides improved grip between the underlayment and the roof sheathing. This allows safer walkability during installation.

Because certain manufacturers market this water-resistant underlayment in 10 square rolls, each weighing less than 30 pounds, synthetic underlayment can provide more coverage per roll than saturated tar paper felt. This underlayment can be mechanically fastened to many different types of roofs making it an excellent underlayment for both new and re-roofing applications. Synthetic underlayment can be used with many types of roofing materials including asphalt shingles, clay and concrete tiles, metal, slate and wood shakes or any other code-approved steep slope roof covering.