Felt / Ice and Water Shields for Leak Prevention
Protecting your roof is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your home. Anything done to increase the longevity of your house’s roof will be a big payoff in the long run. One of the best ways to ensure that your roof is protected from harsh weather conditions is to install a roofing felt underneath the shingles.
What are Roofing Felts?
Roofing felts are designed to keep harsh weather like ice, snow, hail, and rain from damaging your roof. The underlayment featured quality asphalt saturation for amazing waterproofing that adds an extra layer of protection between your shingles and your roof deck. The roofing felt will keep your roof leak-free for many years. The product was put on the market in the 1980’s and quickly became a standard feature in the installation process.
What are the benefits of roofing felts?
While it may sound like roofing felts are only used in climates with harsh cold temperatures, they are actually designed for coverage of all climates. The leak-free performance for ice and water does an amazing job at stopping leaks that usually gets under the shingles, tiles, metal or slate of the roof. This helps immensely in preventing penetration of the water through the roofing material and making contact with the wood beneath it.
What makes it so durable?
Roofing felts for shielding ice and water are made with a specialized rubber asphalt mix that prevents ice buildup and leakage where the nail penetrates the felt paper. The sticky backing adheres extremely well to the wood roofing sheathing while also sticking well to the layer below it. For these types of shields, when nails puncture the surface, the rubberized material creates a sort of gasket effect on the middle of the nail so leaks cannot occur. This material makes it perfect for use with many houses because it protects not only against ice dams but the harsh wind blew rain as well.
Fox Brother Supply Company offers felt, ice and water shields from several trusted manufacturers including BP’s underlayment and moisture shields, Grace ice and water shields, and RESISTO waterproofing products. Quality products for your home are always available through our manufacturers.