What Kind of Roofing Felt Should I Use? - An Expert's Guide

When it comes to roofing, there are a variety of materials that can be used to protect your home. One of the most popular options is roofing felt, which is a budget-friendly option for those with standard roofs. However, not all types of roofs are compatible with synthetic felt, and in that case, most roofing contractors suggest opting for a 30-pound felt if you can afford it. So, what kind of roofing felt should you use?Synthetic felt is the preferred choice among roofing contractors due to its strength, weight, safety, and cost.

However, it's important to note that attic ventilation is especially important when it comes to synthetic roofs and highly advisable if it comes to felt roofs. At a minimum, a roof with asphalt shingles must be completely covered with a layer of subfloor. In addition, if a shingle falls off during a storm, the 30-pound felt is much less likely to break along with the shingle, keeping the roof protected. Conversely, 15-pound felt can peel off and leave underlying roof structures unprotected. It may require an anti-slip sheet: a sliding sheet is a layer of construction paper that is installed under the roofing material to further protect the lower layer of felt from damage or adhesion that may occur when it comes into contact with metal panels.

Roofers may consider adding subfloor layers for superior protection, which is especially useful on low-slope roofs. Once you have placed the subfloor, the roofing contractor will begin installing the rest of the roofing materials. Roofing experts have found that adding a layer of protection between the structural roof covering (the layer of wood that covers the beams) and the roof shingles helps create a more attractive and durable roof. For more information on subfloor materials or if you need help from local roof repair contractors, call Advanced Roofing Inc. Since 1990, the Bill Ragan Roofing team has been providing high-quality roof repairs, roof replacements, and other roofing services to homeowners in the Nashville area.

Garry Hesler
Garry Hesler

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