For a lot of people, a roof is simply made up of the parts they can see. However, roofing systems are much more than just asphalt shingles or another roofing material. Rather, they feature a number of components, each one designed to do a specific task, which contributes to a roof’s overall appearance and performance. One of these parts is the underlayment.——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–What Is Roofing Underlayment?Roofing underlayment is synthetic or felt material spread over roof decking. It is installed before the roofing material, acting as a protective layer that prevents moisture from reaching the decking material. Think of it as the barrier that a leak has to overcome before making its way into your home.Why Is It Important?For the most part, roofing underlayment is important because of the protective role it plays. Aside from helping prevent water damage from occurring and spreading, it also offers some level of protection during a storm when roofing materials are blown off. Even with asphalt shingles missing, for instance, your home won’t be completely exposed to the elements because you have roofing underlayment in place over your decking. It won’t last a long time, but it should hold until you are able to call a professional for roofing repairs.Both synthetic and felt roofing underlayment offer advantages so the right choice for your home will depend on what will address your needs best. To help you decide, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a trusted roofing expert in your area.Kidd-Luukko Corporation is the expert to trust for all your roofing, chimney, gutter installation and skylight needs. In business since 1999, we are committed to customer satisfaction so you can count on us for your needs. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (508) 799-9500, or fill out our contact form. Ask us for a FREE estimate today! We serve Boston, Worcester, Manchester and the surrounding communities.