Peel & Stick Underlayment’s Flexibility for Multiple Roof Applications

January 28th, 2015

As a roofing contractor, you need a good place to start when you are set to tackle a new roofing project. So where do you begin?

It may seem simple to say, but it’s definitely a must to point out that not every roof is the same. This is where the flexibility of the peel and stick roof underlayment comes into play for multiple applications.

From slate to metal to tile and beyond, peel and stick underlayment is a common denominator that unites them all. One of the first reasons the peel and stick underlayment is so flexible to multiple applications is the fact that it cuts down on the number of hands needed to apply it. As the name suggests, it’s as simple as peeling off the release paper and sticking it into place. Now your underlayment is not susceptible to being blown off by the wind, and it can be simply rolled on by one installer. Ease of installation is surely appreciated no matter which roofing application is used.

Another key factor to the flexibility of the peel and stick underlayment is the fact that you get fewer wrinkles with your installation. Every single roofing application is dependent on having a flat underlayment. Without an even roof, you could quickly find pools of water penetrating your roof and, ultimately, your home. This secondary water barrier is critical to maximizing your roof’s lifespan. Water penetration can easily be avoided as long as you complement your roofing application with a peel and stick underlayment.

The benefits of peel and stick underlayment’s flexibility to multiple roof applications continue with its skid resistant film surface It doesn’t matter what roof application you are installing, you want to make sure your roofers are safe when walking above to attach it to the home or business. Peel and stick underlayment has that added peace of mind that not only keeps your roof safe, but the installers as well.

Lastly, another great benefit of peel and stick underlayment is its ability to be installed without any nails. By not nailing, it makes for a stronger water proofing solution compared to organic or synthetic underlayment. If your local codes require nails to be used, then the SBS modified asphalt will seal better around the nail for a watertight fit.

While there is a lot of emphasis on a roof’s primary covering, it should be clear now that a lot of thought should go to what lies underneath your tile, asphalt, metal, or granite roof. Make sure your underlayment is quick and easy to install, lays flat, and is safe to walk across. And make sure you utilize peel and stick underlayment no matter what roofing application you choose.