BUILDING PRODUCTS FOR A BETTER FUTURE

What Roofing Underlayment Should I Use?

As any roofing contractor knows, there are lots of factors to consider when choosing an underlayment. Some underlayment works better for one type of roofing over another, while other underlayment products are better designed to withstand moisture, UV rays, and other...

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Synthetic Roofing Underlayment vs. Felt Roofing Underlayment

Traditional roofing felt has long been the roofing underlayment of choice among builders and contractors. This is in large part because for decades, there haven’t been many options to choose from. These days, however, there is a growing demand for alternatives — and...

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Is Synthetic Underlayment Breathable?

If there is one frequently asked question about Epilay synthetic underlayments, it’s whether or not our underlayments are considered breathable. It’s an interesting question—but one thing to keep in mind is that for most underlayments, breathability isn’t a primary...

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6 Common Questions About Ice and Water Shield

We see a lot of questions about ice and water shield and what kind of protection it can offer. Is it necessary? Can it be left exposed? What, exactly, does it do that regular underlayment can’t do? We have the answers to these questions and more below! What is Ice and...

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Tips for Installing Self-Adhered Underlayments

As metal, tile, slate and other premium roofing material markets grow in the U.S., self-adhered (SA) underlayments are playing a critical role in roof assembly.  Advancements in adhesion and increased confidence in walkability make it a product a lot of roofers are...

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The Importance of Using a High-Quality Synthetic Underlayment

Rooftops need underlayment for a variety of reasons—and choosing a high-quality synthetic underlayment is key to a roofing system that protects the home underneath, helps the roof last longer, all while saving homeowners money. So what are the advantages of using a...

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The History and Evolution of Roofing Underlayment

Roofing technology has existed for as long as humans began building shelters (thousands of years)! In that time, things have changed so much that we’ve gone from basic materials like turf, hides, bark, or clay, to entire roofing systems featuring multiple layers of...

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Winter Roofing Safety Tips for Contractors and Crews

“Winter is coming,” as they say in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire. Luckily for roofers, you don’t have to deal with dragons, wights, and whatever else—but the weather does still pose challenges in many areas. We have winter roofing safety tips you need to ensure...

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