Which Is Better: Synthetic v. Felt Underlayment

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Which Is Better: Synthetic v. Felt Underlayment

Which Is Better: Synthetic v. Felt Underlayment

While most people think about the type of roof they want to install on their home, very few think critically about what underlayment they’re going to use. That’s because your roof’s underlayment acts as a critical but hidden layer that is vital to the durability of your roof. The classic debate for many is synthetic v. felt underlayment. There are several pros and cons to both. 

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What Is The Best Synthetic Underlayment?

What Is The Best Synthetic Underlayment?

If you are considering a new roof or re-roofing project, you probably are principally concerned about the type of tile or shingle to use. Given the roof will be around for 20 to 40 years, you want something you can live with. But if you want that roofing material to do its job effectively, there is another element that deserves your consideration — underlayment. Tar paper is the traditional underlayment, but newer, more substantial, more water-resistant materials are available and recommended by roofers. So the question becomes what the best synthetic underlayment is?

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