Synthetic underlayment plays a crucial role in overall energy efficiency of a building by acting as a vapor barrier to shed water from the roof. It provides an extra layer of protection against water, ice, snow, high-winds, and other weather elements.
After installing the roof sheathing (Mostly Oriented Strand Board - OSB), synthetic underlayment is applied by nailing. Underlayment acts as a vapor barrier or vapor retarder on the roof and prevents further moisture damage. Synthetic underlayment is available from different manufacturers so that it is compatible with their shingles.
Roof Sheathing to Nail Synthetic Underlayment
New synthetic underlayment is applied when new sheathing and shingles are installed during roof replacement. Underlayment helps prevent leaks and ice dams on the roof deck. Wood stains from the deck showing up on the shingles can be avoided by using the underlayment. Uniform application of shingles is also possible by the synthetic underlayment.
Some shingles meet Class A fire resistance only with the use of synthetic underlayment. The airflow in the attic reaches the roof surface and can increase or decreaase the temperature of the roof. Any moisture collected is shed by the underlayment and can preserve the roof. The energy efficiency of the property is also improved by installing the synthetic underlayment.
Roofing shingles for high-slope and low-slope roofs are available in solar-reflective light colored and super white colors. The asphalt shingles are made with granules that can reflect the sun's harsh rays. Solar-reflective shingles are preferred as they can reduce the thermal shock due to the constant expansion and contraction of the shingles.
Special instructions are given by the manufacturers to install the solar-reflective shingles. The overall energy efficiency of the roof is improved that in turn improves the building's energy ratings.
Solar-reflective shingles meet the requirements for thermal emissivity and solar reflectance. Different tax credits and points are applicable for installing the solar-reflective shingles. IKO Cambridge Super White and CertainTeed Landmark Solaris series are some of the widely installed solar-reflective shingles in the market.
Commercial flat roofs use White Roofing to increase the energy efficiency. Special coating is applied or solar-reflective membranes are used to reduce the solar effects on large commercial buildings.
Light Colored Shingles
Energy Star Roofs and Energy Efficient Buildings are now mandatory is some states. The urban dense population can reduce the heat island effects by using the synthetic underlayment and solar-reflective shingles. Property owners are willing to opt for the new trends in the roofing and plan to reduce the utility bills up to twenty percent by applying EZ energy efficient roofs.
Roofing is one of the largest investment of a property and home owners are looking for cost savings from the roofs. Energy efficient roofs are able to reduce the utility bills up to twenty percent. EZ Roof is the top priority during new roofing and roof replacement.
During roof ugrades, property owners can choose the EZ Roofs and get tax-credits as well. Meeting the cool roofs requirements and green roofing efforts is also possible with energy efficient roofs.
Olde Town Roofing is the leading contractor in the MidWest who are experts in installing energy efficient EZ Roofs. Certified professionals perform energy audits and energy inspections and suggest optimal solution for energy efficient roofs. Owned by Sean Vogler, the family owned business has customer service as their top priority.
Olde Town Roofing uses energy efficient synthetic underlayment such as Tyvek and solar-reflective shingles such as IKO Cambridge Super White to maximize the energy savings. For commercial properties, special coating and membranes are installed by their expert crew. They can provide the required documentation for filing tax credits or insurance. They are open to install any product you prefer for energy savings.
Other energy efficient building products such as Andersen windows, James Hardie siding, and so on are also installed by Olde Town Roofing. Call Olde Town Roofing at 3097385550 or 3095171676 for more information.