Residential Roof Underlayment in Kingwood
When your home needs a new roof, remember that what’s underneath the shingles is just as important as the exterior that you and your neighbors see daily. Multiple layers make up a sturdy residential roofing system, including plywood, decking, and roofing underlayment — a crucial element that homeowners sometimes overlook.
Roof underlayment is essentially a membrane that acts as an extra barrier against moisture. So if your roof has a number of years behind it and gets a loose shingle—or happens to spring a leak during the rainy season or the winter months—the underlayment acts as an ice and water shield, preventing any moisture from damaging the roof itself. Roofing underlayment also protects your roof’s bottom layers from possible damage by chemicals that the shingles might contain.
At Madd Roofing, We install SOLARHIDE underlayment, a rip-resistant and recyclable synthetic material that meets Class A fire protection requirements for various shingle types.
This roof underlayment’s unique design enables it to reflect up to 97% of radiant heat, saving you energy costs over time. This material is also slip-resistant, providing a tight seal and the manufacturer states that it can keep your attic up to 30 degrees cooler.
At Madd Roofing, our satisfied customers trust us to make their homes more energy-efficient and to use only high-quality products that match our top-notch services.
We’re happy to provide you with a free assessment and estimate of what your roof needs!
Benefits of High-Quality Roof Underlayment in Kingwood
The U.S. Department of Energy says that Americans spend roughly $40 billion each year on air-conditioning—that’s one-sixth of all electricity that this country generates. When your roof absorbs less heat, your attic stays cooler, your home consumes less energy, and you’re helping with overall energy conservation.
A high-quality roof underlayment helps protect some of your most significant investments: your roof, your house, and your family and belongings. Your roof’s underlayment is the crucial protective layer to your home and your roofing system.
Manufacturers sell several types of underlayment on the market today, including a traditional and inexpensive version made by saturating felt paper with asphalt to make it waterproof. The more advanced and costly version combines asphalt with a rubber polymer, giving it a higher performance in severe weather.
At Madd Roofing, we prefer a synthetic roof underlayment that has excellent waterproofing abilities for less cost than the asphalt-rubber variety.
SOLARHIDE-SRW is one such synthetic roofing underlayment that we prefer because, when properly installed, it acts as a radiant barrier. In other words, it reduces how much heat your roof absorbs from the sun by reflecting that heat back outdoors through either your roof’s ventilation system or the decking.
The SOLARHIDE underlayment that we install at Madd Roofing works well on nearly any sloped residential roof.
This durable product adheres well with several materials, including:
- Coated steel
- Asphalt shingles
What’s more, the manufacturer says that SOLARHIDE underlayment meets fire protection requirements for ordinary combustibles, such as wood, paper, cloth, and some plastics. In short, it reflects heat without becoming a potential fire hazard.
Ice & Water Shield Technology for Roofs in Kingwood
In addition to roof underlayment, we also add extra protection to the roof’s valleys and all around the roof’s jacks using Ice & Water Shield Technology.
This technology only partially covers the roof, allowing the SOLARHIDE underlayment to do its job. However, peaked roofs benefit from this added protection in the valleys, where two slopes of the roof meet. Valleys allow water to flow off a roof, but they receive a higher volume of water than your typical shingles. In fact, valleys can be prime spots for leaks if installed improperly.
Roof jacks are pre-formed flanges of rubber, lead, or metal that seal the roof around any pipe vents. Our professionals apply ice and water shield technology around these spots because, unlike shingles that nestle together, jacks are also areas where water and moisture can seep into a roof and the roofing system.
Between a quality roof underlayment and ice and water shield technology, our experts are able to make sure that your roof stays tightly sealed against any troublesome moisture or water damage for many years to come.
Why Choose us for Your Roof Underlayment?
As a locally owned sister company to Madd Air Heating & Cooling, we are experts in understanding how air circulates within a home and how to make a property more energy efficient—saving you hassle and money in the long run.
Don’t let the roof over your head cause you another night’s worry. If you’re concerned about your home’s roof underlayment or the overall condition of your roof, let our experts check out your roof and diagnose any problems (if they exist) FOR FREE!
Over 300 five-star reviews from our satisfied customers can attest to our reputation for reliability, honesty, and superior performance. Our goal is to keep our clients and their families safe and secure under our quality roofing products, and we’d be delighted to talk with you about your home’s roofing needs.
Contact us today at (281) 577-4065 to arrange your free estimate with one of our experienced roofing contractors in Kingwood, TX.