Tayman Roofing & Siding Recommends Synthetic Roofing Underlayment
Not all roofing underlayments are created equal.
Have you ever been driving on a cold winter morning and looked up at a shingled roof and noticed how wavy it looks?
This is not “because that’s what a house does in cold weather” or they must have used cheap shingles.
It is because the roofing underlayment (felt paper, tar paper) is holding moisture and wrinkling. As soon as the temperature rises it is barely noticeable. However if the roof contractor installed a better roofing underlayment this would not have happened.
There are many types of roofing underlayment from 15lb felt based to moisture proof synthetic. This is one of those cases where you get what you pay for. A standard 15lb felt paper will pass state code all day long; however, it will not pass the test if water gets past your shingles. This is why Tayman Roofing & Siding recommends a synthetic roofing underlayment like Titanium UDL 25.
Titanium UDL 25 is a air, water and vapor barrier with a 30 year warranty its synthetic construction is impervious to mold growth, which means it will not hold water like felt paper and wrinkle. It is 20 times stronger than 30lb felt and also contributes to LEED points. If needed, it can even be used as a roof for up to 6 months if owner needed time to wait for roofing materials.
If you are in Maryland, Washington, DC, or Northern Virginia and feel that it is time for your roof to be replaced we ask that you contact Tayman Roofing & Siding for a free estimate. Not only have we been in business since 1981 we are also certified by several roofing manufacturers.