Roofing Systems and Underlayments
A quality roof underlayment is absolutely critical to the long-term success of your South Florida roof. At Kairos Roofing, we understand this better than anyone. The sub roof creates a sturdy, waterproof barrier between your shingles and your home, keeping you – and all of your belongings – safe and dry. A roofing system may not seem as exciting as picking out the right style of roof or a shingle color to match your home’s aesthetic, but it’s truly one of the most important factors to consider during a roof replacement project.
We know that choosing a company to ensure the health of your South Florida roof is a big decision. You want a company with experienced contractors who know what they’re doing, especially when it comes to the sub roof foundation. In addition to the experience and capabilities required, Kairos Roofing is fully licensed and insured for all the work we perform.
What is a Roof Underlayment?
A roof membrane, also known as an underlayment, is what we install on your roof deck before adding the top roofing material. This underlayment acts as a barrier, keeping out moisture and protecting your home during severe weather. This step plays a very important role in the overall performance and longevity of your roof, no matter which roof style you choose.
Types of Roof Underlayment
There are several types of roofing underlayment available today, some of which include asphalt-saturated felt, rubberized asphalt and non-bitumen synthetics made of felt paper. However, some of these materials are considered outdated.
We install two different types of home roof underlayment here at Kairos Roofing. These are:
- Modified bitumen. Designed to withstand the elements, this system is our most popular offering. As the name suggests, it’s made with bitumen that has been modified to help increase durability and flexibility.
- TPO roofing. This roofing system, short for thermoplastic polyolefin, features a single-ply membrane that’s resistant to heat, UV rays and fungi. It’s sturdy, yet flexible, which makes it a top choice for low-slope roofs. This is a commercial grade material, which offers an extended lifespan.
When you contact Kairos Roofing for a consultation, we will provide the ideal roofing system recommendation for your budget and roof style. The right underlayment has several benefits. First, and most importantly, a quality sub roof is added protection for your home investment. Additionally, thanks to being waterproof, your roof will be able to handle heavy rains and ward off moisture. Still, a good roofing system is well-insulated, providing you with a more energy-efficient home. And, when dealing with a few missing shingles, the proper underlayment will ensure your roof remains protected from the outside elements as you await a repair.
Roofing System Costs
The cost of your home’s new roof membrane will depend on several factors. These include:
- The square footage of your roof.
- The number of vents and pipes on your roof.
- The type of roofing system you select.
If your roof decking also needs to be repaired or replaced, that can impact your roofing system estimate. However, here at Kairos Roofing, we believe in transparency, which is why we’ll perform a thorough evaluation of your roof and explain all the possible costs associated with your project.
Durability of Roofing Systems
Today’s synthetic roofing systems are truly made to last. They can withstand severe weather, including tropical storms and hurricanes. Your shingles or tiles may be the first line of defense, but your underlayment will keep water out when it really starts to pour.
The Kairos Roofing Way
We install only the latest roofing system technology on the market, which incorporates synthetic fibers for added durability and strength. Our go-to roofing system is modified bitumen, a membrane that sticks to your roof sheathing to create a water-tight seal. We also install TPO membranes by request –particularly if your home has a flat or low-sloping roof.
Our Trusted Roofing System Partner
When installing your roof underlayment, we are committed to working with only the best roofing partners. We partner with Polyglass USA, a leading manufacturer of roofing systems since the 1960s. As a result, we are always committed to using the highest-quality roofing systems to complete your roofing project.