Asphalt shingles have been the most popular residential roofing material for decades. However, in recent years the demand has grown for a greener and more energy-efficient alternative: metal roofing. This extremely durable, long-lasting and energy-efficient roofing material wins over more and more homeowners every year.
Today, Universal Roofing & Exteriors explains why metal roofs perform their best when the right type of underlayment is installed as a supporting layer.
Ice dams are a threat to any roof, causing damage that can require costly roof repair. A good way to combat the risk of ice dams is by installing a water and ice shield on top of the metal roof underlayment. Proper installation must always include an appropriately sized overhang.
The underlayment must also have a layer of roofing felt that will serve as an insulating layer as well as a protective layer against water leakage. Your roofing professional should use roofing felt paper that adheres to your locality’s building codes, as requirements vary from one area to another. You may also use choose a polymer underlayment built specifically for metal roofs as a good alternative to traditional rosin and tar paper.
Finally, installing the underlayment for a metal roof requires strict adherence to guidelines and procedures for good results. Underlayment sheets must always have a slight overlap to maximize their coverage and protection.
Never trust your metal roofing installation with inexperienced contractors. Our professionals at Universal Roofing & Exteriors are licensed and trained to handle metal roofing services. Give us a call at (317) 257-0779 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve Carmel and Zionsville and nearby areas in Indiana.