BUILDING PRODUCTS FOR A BETTER FUTURE

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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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. The short answer is no, Epilay underlayments are not considered breathable! But as it turns out, breathability isn’t a...

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