Tile Roofing: Different Types of Underlayment You Could Install

Posted on: 17 January 2017

When installing a tile roof, most people tend to focus on the materials that the tiles are made out of to ensure the longevity of their roofing. However, this is not the only aspect that you should keep in mind. Although the underlayment is out of sight, it is crucial in keeping your roofing tiles in place. In addition to this, the underlayment prevents the risk of leaks developing in your ceiling. Knowing the various materials, that underlayment is made from gives you a better chance of determining what would be best suited for your residence. Below are some of the different types of underlayment that you could install.

Felt underlayment

This is one of the more conventional materials usef for roofing underlayment. It should also be noted that felt underlayment is mandatory for asphalt tiles if they are to get a high classification. Without the felt underlayment, opting for an asphalt roof could lead to your voiding the warranty of your roofing. This could also translate into voiding your home insurance in the event of a fire since, without the felt, the asphalt tiles will not be protected. If you are considering opting for a different type of underlayment but have decided on asphalt tiles, it would be in your best interests to crosscheck with your roofers as well as your insurance provider beforehand.

Synthetic underlayment

If you live in an area that is prone to extreme weather patterns, then you may want to consider synthetic underlayment. Synthetic underlayment is quite similar to felt underlayment. However, the main difference is that synthetic underlayment is designed to be much more weather resistant than its felt counterpart is. This makes synthetic underlayment suitable for structures exposed to harsh winters and sweltering summers. Synthetic underlayment can also be installed as a second layer of protection for your roof. This gives you the option of installing it in tandem with another from of underlayment.

Titanium underlayment

If your structure is located in an area that is exposed to extreme inclement weather, then a titanium underlayment may be an ideal option for your roofing. This type of underlayment is designed to protect the roof from persistent icy and wet weather. It is suitable for this function since the titanium will not succumb to cracking, stiffening and other structural problems that would affect other forms of underlayment when faced with freezing temperatures on a regular basis.


Replacing the shed roof

We wanted to start using our shed as a garage for our cars. We had not been using if for the last few years because the roof was in such bad condition and made the shed unsafe to be around. It turned out to be a lot more affordable than we expected to replace the roof and it's really nice to be able to use the shed again and have somewhere safe to put our cars at night. This blog has some information about what steps are involved in replacing roofs, including how to find a roofer that can help you replace your shed roof on a budget.