Choosing the right underlayment for a tile roof is a very important task. This underlayment will help direct the flow of water away from your home and roof. It also prevent the water from infiltrating into your house.
Asphalt roof underlayment
The most popular choice for tile roof underlayment is the asphalt roof underlayment. Because of the green initiatives, many home owners are choosing other methods and materials for underlayment.
Synthetic roof underlayment
They are usually made from a combination of fiberglass and polypropylene. This material is usually better then asphalt-based products. It is very durable and acts great in stormy weathers. If the roof is sloping, then this is the right material for it.
Peel-and-stick roof underlayment
This material is very light and also very easy to apply. It is like a sticker, only that it has a layer that you need to peel. Then just stick it to the roof surface. This is one of the green products. You can walk on it because it’s not slippery and it is also very strong and durable. It can last up to 40 years.
Vapor barrier or shield
High humidity and moisture are a great problem for your attic and roof. One thing that you can do is install a vapor barrier or shield. This will dry your roof immediately and it will also drain the water away from your home. It can also be used in flat roofs. With this material you can prevent costly repairs on your roof and home.