What Does Roofing Felt Really Do?

When it comes to roofing felt paper, there is a lot to learn. It can seem small and insignificant. However, there is an essential purpose for the quality and longevity of your roof. What Does Roofing Felt Really Do?

The Purpose of Roofing Felt

As moisture builds up in your home from cooking, showering in hot water, etc., that moisture and heat rise. It then goes through the material in your ceiling and towards your roof. Felt paper allows moisture to pass through and keeps it from touching the wood structure of your home. This prevents water from damaging the wood over time. Another reason for using felt on your roof is to provide a barrier between shingles and wood slats. Any excess sap is not suitable for asphalt shingles. Avoiding contact will help your roof to look better and last longer.

Do I Need Felt Paper For My Roof Overlayment?

No, you don’t need to put felt paper between layers of shingles.

What Size Felt Should I Use?

You’ll see multiple options for felt weight and density. Our recommendation is to use the 15 lb. Because roofing felt is protected from general wear and tear, using a heavier felt is usually not necessary. The exception would be if you are expecting your felt to endure extra wear and tear in an uncommon situation.

Quick Tip: Financing is Key

Let us provide you with a variety of roof financing options to help you get your roof secure and safe for your family right away. Sunland Development Corporation – Roofing Division has partnered with multiple financial institutions to offer quality financing options to our clients. Choose from one of our partners and submit your application to be considered. Your finance rate is determined during your roofing consultation.

Questions About Your Roofing Felt?

If you have any other questions or concerns about your current roofing felt, contact Sunland Development Corporation, your #1 roofing professional. We also offer full roof or partial roof replacement quotes if you need a new roof. We look forward to talking with you! (602) 456-7663!

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