Roof Replacement Case Studies: Importance of Underlayment Coverage Demonstrated on New Milford Roof Replacement
The reason underlayments are installed under roofing shingles is so you have not just one but two layers of protection working 24/7 to keep you and your family safe from the issues caused by leaks and water damage, such as mold, expensive repairs, and loss of peace of mind. Many “roofers” will install underlayments such as felt or tar paper, however, since felt is an organic compound, once moisture touches it, it begins to break down and allow water through it. Others may use a synthetic but almost no one takes into consideration the ridge or peak of the roof, the area where you are most likely to lose cap shingles due to wind or physical damage such as a tree branch.
At Millstream Construction, we stay one step ahead of industry standard installation procedures. By taking a step back and really thinking about how we can improve our work we push ourselves to new heights, allowing us to be called New England’s Roofing Specialists. We take our underlayments and bring them right over the ridge of the home, completely covering the roof deck and ensuring no issues should water, snow or ice ever penetrate the shingles. In this image you will see we used ice and water barrier rather than synthetic, that is because we were preparing this particular home for the installation of a solar panel system from Solarcity.