THE IMPORTANCE OF ROOFING FELT
Roofing felt has been among us for centuries, designed originally as a means to temporarily waterproof a roof after the shingles had been removed.
But what are the benefits of roofing felt?
– Temporarily dries in a roof
– Reduces possibly of workers slipping thus creating a safer environment to work in
– Potentially increase the fire rating of the roofing system
– Acts as a moisture barrier between wood decking and shingles
Felt is a temporary dry-in product and has not been designed to resist continued water exposure which creates a much safer for workers to walk across reducing the chance of a slip.
Thicker felts are being chosen for the result of a steep pitch – the thicker felt essentially resists tearing, making conditions safer for the installers. Although, the thicket felt does not increase the resistance to water.
Roofing felt could be one of either tar paper or underlayment.
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