What makes Epilay synthetic underlayment a top choice among roofing professionals? It’s because this line of underlayment is trusted for offering lasting performance in roofing systems.
But what are the factors and features that contribute to that performance? And how does Epilay’s synthetic roofing contribute to the longevity of the whole roofing system? We’ll explore the answers to those questions below.
Epilay Works with Many Roofing Materials
One of the key ways that Epilay products work to preserve the longevity of roofing systems is that they’re designed to work with a variety of roofing materials. Asphalt felt, for example, works well under asphalt shingles, but it doesn’t have the strength and durability to stand up to heavier roofing materials like clay tiles.
It’s also much better at withstanding the stress of installation. Its high tear resistance means you won’t struggle with tears when you’re rolling out Epilay products or fastening them—and you won’t have to worry about wind causing tears while you’re installing it, either. Whereas roofing felt may tear or crease when you walk on it, Epilay underlayments have the durability to withstand foot traffic and much more during installation. Overall, it provides a much stronger base for your roofing system than alternatives like traditional roofing felt.
Protection Against Moisture
Moisture is the bane of many roofing systems—and this is another area in which Epilay products really shine. With PlyStik Plus, for example, you can create a rooftop that is completely impervious to water. However, even with the Protectite line of underlayments, you’ll get a product that works hard to block water infiltration, direct moisture away, and prevent excess moisture from condensation, which prevents rot and other damage that can cause a roofing system to fail prematurely.
Protection Against the Elements
As you’ve seen already, all of Epilay’s products deliver high tear strength—and that’s a crucial feature that not only makes for a better installation, but also protects rooftops against high winds, both during installation and in the event of storms after the installation has been completed. Epilay underlayment serves as a secondary line of defense so that should your roof take damage during high winds, the underlayment will still protect the decking and structure below.
This is another reason why Epilay’s moisture protection is important. Here again, should a rooftop be damaged by a storm, both PlyStik and Protectite underlayments will help safeguard the rooftop against rain and moisture while repairs are being made.
Last, these underlayments also offer strong UV resistance, which prevents premature aging. Asphalt felt degrades rapidly when exposed to sunlight, but PlyStik Plus is UV-resistant for up to 180 days, and Protectite underlayments offer UV resistance for up to one year.
Epilay Products and Thermal Regulation
These days, both builders and homeowners are becoming more energy conscious—and in some cases, that leads to homeowners calling on builders to replace or upgrade roofing systems that aren’t performing as well as they could be in terms of helping to maintain stable indoor temperatures.
This is another area where Epilay products come out on top. Unlike traditional roofing felt, these underlayments add a layer of insulation that helps to prevent the loss of conditioned interior air—and that means rooftops with Epilay underlayments are less likely to need upgrades later on to make them more energy efficient.
As you can see, if you want to create a roofing system that will go the distance, Epilay’s synthetic underlayment should be a crucial part of that system. Not only do these products offer improved durability, but also protection against the elements—especially moisture—plus insulating properties to help create a more energy-efficient home, too.