People often go with the lowest bid when looking for a new roof or roof repairs. We know roofing is an expensive project, but your roof is one of the biggest investments you can put into your house. When you shop around for the lowest bidder, one of the most common ways companies cut costs is to not install enough underlayment on your roof.
Underlayment is the product that goes over the roof deck before your shingles are installed, and it is the backup or second line of defense when your shingles fail. When large amounts of rain hit your roof, underlayment helps keep the water out. Varying amounts of underlayment come in all different costs; make sure to research them when having a new roof installed.
Underlayment is also important for protecting against wind damage, hail damage, and severe storm damage. Shingles can get ripped off and torn away, leaving underlayment as the only thing left standing between your home and the storm. Underlayment also helps ventilate your home by keeping air in your home and will cut down on your energy bill.
Underlayment is crucial, but many roofing companies will underutilize it to cut down on the price of a roof. We cannot stress enough how important it is to have underlayment and to ensure that your roof is covered and protected with it.
If you are considering a new roof or repairs on your roof, make sure you do it right the first time. Robbins Roofing specializes in all of your roofing services in the Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Dallas areas. Learn how you can get a free quote on all your roofing needs!