Your roofing system is one of the most significant investments you will ever make for your property, as they complete its look while ensuring your occupants’ safety and comfort against the elements. Hence, it is critical to ensure it is in great condition to adequately perform all year round. In this post, Universal Roofing & Exteriors will discuss why getting a replacement is essential especially if your roof already has old underlayments.
Understanding Roof Underlayments
Roof shingles are equipped to protect your home against harmful UV rays and other elements. However, they aren’t protected at all as there are little gaps for them to get through. This allows your roof to be infiltrated by dirt, water, and debris.
Remember that your roofing underlayment comes in to secure the entirety of your home’s foundation against curling and rotting by providing it stability and acting as a second layer of defense. Once an issue occurs, it must be noted that installing new shingles over old and damaged ones may not always be the best solution. Putting additional layers of shingles via reroofing or roof repair makes it harder to see what may be beneath them, so potential issues may go unseen.
Why Should You Replace Your Old Underlayment?
As mentioned, laying new shingles over old shingles is easily prone to leaks and reduces the life of your new shingles. Moreover, roofers are often mandated to perform tear-offs prior to placing new shingles. This is either under the law or for the purpose of warranties. Keep in mind that if the shingles and roof have been aging or are in very poor shape, a roof replacement is the best answer, as it allows all problems to be addressed, rather than simply covered up.
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