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Synthetic Underlayment  Is Our  Preferred Choice For Roofing Applications

Synthetic underlayment has become increasingly popular as a roofing option due to several advantages it offers over traditional felt underlayment. Here are some reasons why synthetic underlayment is often considered a better roofing option:

  1. Durability: Synthetic underlayment is typically made from materials like polyethylene or polypropylene, which are highly durable and resistant to tearing, puncturing, and UV exposure. This durability ensures that the underlayment provides reliable protection for an extended period, even in harsh weather conditions.
  2. Moisture Resistance: Synthetic underlayment offers superior moisture resistance compared to felt underlayment. It is designed to repel water effectively, preventing moisture from infiltrating the roof decking and causing damage to the underlying structure. This helps to prevent issues such as rot, mold, and mildew, which can compromise the integrity of the roof.
  3. Lightweight: Synthetic underlayment is lightweight, making it easier to handle and install compared to traditional felt underlayment. Its lightweight nature reduces the strain on roofing contractors during installation and may also help to minimize shipping costs.
  4. Ease of Installation: Synthetic underlayment is often designed with features that make installation easier and more efficient. It may come with pre-printed gridlines or markings to facilitate accurate alignment and cutting, reducing installation time and labor costs. Additionally, synthetic underlayment tends to lay flat and smooth, minimizing wrinkles and ensuring a clean finish.
  5. Resistance to UV Damage: Synthetic underlayment is engineered to withstand prolonged exposure to sunlight without deteriorating. Unlike felt underlayment, which can become brittle and degrade over time when exposed to UV rays, synthetic underlayment maintains its integrity and performance, providing long-lasting protection for the roof.
  6. Environmental Considerations: Some synthetic underlayment materials are made from recycled plastics, making them a more environmentally friendly option compared to traditional felt underlayment, which is often made from non-renewable materials. Additionally, synthetic underlayment’s longer lifespan means fewer replacements are needed, reducing waste.
  7. Code Compliance: Synthetic underlayment may meet or exceed building code requirements for roofing underlayment, especially in areas prone to high winds, fire, or other specific hazards. It can offer enhanced protection against these hazards compared to traditional materials.

Overall, synthetic underlayment offers numerous benefits that make it a preferred choice for roofing applications, including durability, moisture resistance, lightweight design, ease of installation, UV resistance, environmental considerations, and code compliance. These advantages contribute to a longer-lasting, more reliable roofing system.


Apex East Roofing Recommends to Following Options:


Titanium® UDL25, UDL30, & UDL50

UnderlaymentTitanium® UDL25, UDL30, & UDL50

Titanium® Synthetic Underlayment is one of the most preferred premium synthetic underlayment brands — and the ideal choice for asphalt and metal roofing systems.


DeckDefense® High Performance Synthetic Roof Underlayment features a durable construction that works with your shingles to help shield your home from moisture infiltration.


Owens Corning® ProArmor® Synthetic Roof Underlayment with Fusion Back Coating Technology® is strong, durable and repels water unlike #15 felt. It’s also light, easy to install and contributes to safe working conditions.
RhinoRoof® U20

UnderlaymentRhinoRoof® U20

RhinoRoof® U20 is 12 times stronger than #30 felt and offers excellent wind resistance and durability through heavy roof traffic and adverse weather conditions.

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