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The Importance of Installing a Good Underlayment on Your Roof Aquashield Roofing Corporation Class B Contractors License Number 2705-186085 4006 Morris Ct, Chesapeake, VA 23323 Contact us today for a free estimate! 757-553-5191 Website: https://aquashieldroof.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Virginiabeachroofing/ The Importance of Installing a Good Underlayment on Your Roof Text generated by Google AI Bard and posted by Jeff Childers, Master Roofer and owner of Aquashield Roofing Corporation. A good underlayment is an essential part of any roof. It helps to protect your roof from leaks and condensation, and it can extend the life of your roof. What is an Underlayment? An underlayment is a layer of material that is installed between the roof deck and the roofing material. It helps to protect the roof deck from leaks and condensation, and it can also help to reduce noise from rain and hail. Types of Underlayment There are two main types of underlayment: felt and synthetic. Felt underlayment is made of paper or fiberglass, and it is the most common type of underlayment. Synthetic underlayment is made of plastic or rubber, and it is more durable than felt underlayment. Why is Underlayment Important? There are two main reasons why underlayment is important: To protect the roof deck from leaks. The roof deck is the wooden surface that the roofing material is installed on. If the roof deck is not protected from leaks, it can rot and decay. To reduce condensation. Condensation is the process of water vapor turning into liquid water. When warm, moist air rises up into the roof, it can condense on the roof deck and cause leaks. Underlayment can help to reduce condensation by creating a barrier between the roof deck and the moist air. How to Install Underlayment Underlayment should be installed according to the manufacturer's instructions. However, there are some general steps that you can follow: Start by cleaning the roof deck. The roof deck should be free of debris and dirt. Unroll the underlayment and start at the eaves. The underlayment should be overlapped by at least 6 inches. Secure the underlayment in place with roofing nails or staples. Continue installing the underlayment until the entire roof is covered. The Effects of Condensation on Roof Decking Condensation can have a number of negative effects on roof decking, including: Rot and decay. If condensation is not properly controlled, it can cause the roof deck to rot and decay. Moisture damage. Condensation can also cause moisture damage to the roof deck, including swelling, warping, and cracking. Leaks. If condensation is not properly controlled, it can eventually lead to leaks. How to Prevent Condensation There are a number of things that you can do to prevent condensation on your roof, including: Installing a good underlayment. A good underlayment can help to reduce condensation by creating a barrier between the roof deck and the moist air. Venting the roof properly. Proper ventilation can help to remove moisture from the roof and prevent condensation from forming. Insulating the roof. Proper insulation can help to keep the roof deck warm and prevent condensation...
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A Roofing Estimate is a Business Interview A Roofing Estimate is a Business Interview Original Article Written By: Brady Roofing When choosing a roofing contractor, each company that submits an estimate should be treating the situation as you would a job interview. It is their responsibility to be open and honest with their qualifications and information, and it is ultimately your responsibility to decide who you trust to do the job the right way. Just as you would call in several people for a job interview in order to get the best fit, it is always a good idea to get at least 3 bids from different roofing contractors. This process should help you to find the highest quality roof available. Don’t be afraid to ask potential contractors some questions, or to research their credentials online. Any reputable contractor should welcome the inquiries. Unsure where to begin? Here are some resources to help you research your contractor online: Verify that they have a roofing license: Click on the link above. Search for the company’s name. Click on the roofing license number. Under ‘Classifications’, it will list ‘S280 – GENERAL ROOFING QUALIFIER’ if they hold a current roofing license. Verify that they have current workers compensation insurance: Click on the link above. Enter the script provided to reach the search page. Search for the company’s name. Click on their name to verify they have coverage. It should say ‘Worker’s Compensation Insurance Coverage Provider: WORKERS COMPENSATION FUND’ and list their policy number if they have coverage. Verify that they have a current business license: Search for the company in question. Find their most recent license on the list and verify that the license is current. What is their standing with the better business bureau? Search for the company in question. Click on their name to see their rating and other information. It should be at least an A rating, if not an A+. What have past customers said about them on: yelp angies list google places bing maps judys book In addition to doing your own research online, here are some questions you can ask the company: Do you have current liability insurance? May I see a certificate of insurance? Do you offer a lien waiver? (Learn what a lien waiver is and why it’s important) How long have you been in business? May I see a list of references for the past 3 months? Can you please explain the details in your bid to me? (You can check every bid against the standards set in our post: Understanding your Roofing Contract.) How do you train your employees? Is your company certified to install this product by the manufacturer? Do you offer a material and labor warranty? How will you upkeep my property throughout the job? How do you communicate with your customers? How do you ensure quality work from your employees? Original Article Source is here: http://bradyroofing.com/a-roofing-estimate-is-a-business-interview/ This article was syndicated by: Aquashield Roofing Corporation Class B Contractors License Number 2705-186085 4006 Morris Ct, Chesapeake, VA 23323 757-553-5191...