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Summer Roofing Safety Tips for Contractors and Crews

Summer is roofing time, and we all know what that means! It’s time to consider safety. This year, there are a whole host of new safety precautions to keep in mind because of COVID-19—and we happen to have a post about staying safe on the job despite the pandemic, if...

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Roofing Tips for Contractors During COVID-19

COVID-19 is facing contractors with a variety of unique challenges right now. Is roofing an essential business during the pandemic? And how do you go about keeping your workers safe on the job? These are questions that everyone is asking—and below, we have the answers...

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How Long Can Synthetic Underlayment be Exposed

For roofers making the choice between asphalt felt versus synthetic underlayments, there are a lot of factors to consider. Asphalt has been the standard for decades, and it remains a popular choice because roofers are familiar with it and because it’s typically...

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The Best Fire Resistant Roofing Materials

Fire resistance is one of the most important considerations when choosing roofing materials. One of the big reasons for this is that there are a lot of different mishaps that could cause a fire on the roof. Lightning strikes have been known to do it, and so have...

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Is Ice and Water Shield Necessary?

Here’s a question that builders ask a lot: What is ice and water shielding? And more importantly, when is it necessary? Where Epilay’s synthetic underlayment roofing products are concerned, our Plystik Plus, which is a peel-and-stick underlayment, features Ice Dam...

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Do Roofs Need Underlayment?

There’s a reason why building codes, roofers, and roofing associations alike recommend—and even often require—underlayment. But sometimes questions arise. Is underlayment truly necessary? How does it benefit the roof, particularly since underlayment is designed to be...

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Smooth vs. Granular Roofing Underlayment

Roofers often wonder what the differences are between granular and smooth roof underlayments. There are several differences between the two, and a few considerations that you’ll need to account for before choosing smooth vs. granular underlayment. Let’s start with a...

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