The Great Debate

Felt Vs. Synthetic Underlayment A new roof installation consists of a whole lot more than just shingles. There are many other materials and processes that need to be considered. Today at Chase Construction North West Inc., we will be highlighting a vital component of a roofing system, roofing underlayment. This underlayment refers to a layer of material added between your roof deck and the shingles. There are three key roles this barrier plays. First, it acts as an additional layer, to deem your roof  impervious to water. Secondly, it prevents shingles from seeping chemicals onto your roof deck and thirdly, it provides an extra layer of protection against heat and sound wave penetration. There are
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RhinoRoof U20

Synthetic Roofing Underlayment RhinoRoof U20 Synthetic Roofing Underlayment is an upgrade from traditional asphalt saturated felt paper. The RhinoRoof material is highly engineered, mechanically attached, coated woven synthetic roofing underlayment for sloped roofs. It provides many improvements over traditional underlayment that stem from its’ durable and high strength design, along with its’ fiber grip walking surface. The fiber grip textured walking surface provides the benefits of felt and can still be chalked. There are additional benefits that are offered to both installers and homeowners. The light weight, 42” width and 286 ft run length allows for fewer laps, cuts, and easier roll handling when compared with felt. This means that workers can do more work
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