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Phoenix Roofs: The Lowdown on Tile Underlayment

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In the world of roofing, the devil is truly in the details. And one such detail that can make a significant difference to your roof’s durability and performance is the tile underlayment. Today, Roofstar is lifting the veil on tile underlayment, so Mesa-Phoenix homeowners know what’s literally under their roof.

Tile Underlayment: What Is It and Why Is It Essential?

Let’s start with the basics. Tile underlayment is a water-resistant or waterproof barrier installed directly onto your roof deck. It is an essential layer that sits beneath the tiles, providing an additional line of defense against the elements.

In the hot, dry conditions of Phoenix, your tile roof’s underlayment is a true unsung hero, adding years to your roof’s lifespan and preventing costly water damage.

Common Issues with Tile Underlayment in Phoenix

While underlayment is designed for durability, it isn’t invincible. Here are some of the issues that can arise:

  • Sun Damage: The Arizona sun can be harsh, causing your underlayment to deteriorate faster.
  • Water Damage: Over time, water can find its way under your tiles, especially if they are cracked or damaged.
  • Age: Just like everything else, underlayment ages. The older it gets, the less effective it becomes.

Choosing the Right Underlayment for Your Tile Roof

When it comes to underlayment, not all types are created equal. Here are some options:

  • Asphalt-Saturated Felt: This used to be the go-to material for underlayment, but it’s less popular today due to better alternatives.
  • Rubberized Asphalt: This type offers better water resistance and durability.
  • Non-Bitumen Synthetic: This is the most modern type of underlayment, offering superior tear resistance, water resistance, and durability.

Choosing the right underlayment for your tile roof is essential for its long-term health. Roofstar can guide you through the best options based on your home’s specific needs.

Pro Tips to Extend the Lifespan of Your Tile Underlayment

Here are some tips to keep your tile underlayment in top shape:

  • Regular Inspections: Schedule a roof inspection at least once a year to catch any problems early.
  • Professional Installation: Always use a reputable roofing contractor – like Roofstar – for the installation of your underlayment.
  • Quality Materials: Don’t skimp on the quality of your underlayment. It might be out of sight, but it should never be out of mind.
  • Timely Repairs: If an inspection reveals an issue with your underlayment, address it immediately.

Roofstar: Your Partner for Superior Tile Underlayment

At Roofstar, we’re committed to delivering quality roofing services to Mesa-Phoenix homeowners. Our experienced team is well-versed with the ins and outs of tile underlayment.

We believe in using only top-notch materials and employing the most effective techniques for underlayment installation. We stand by our commitment to providing excellent customer service, and we’re not satisfied until you are.

When it comes to tile underlayment, we believe in being proactive. Regular inspections, quality installations, and timely repairs are your roof’s best friends. Trust Roofstar to provide them all.

If you’re ready to give your roof the best protection with superior tile underlayment, call Roofstar Arizona today at 480-426-1915. Your roof deserves the best, and we’re here to provide it. Remember, at Roofstar, we’ll tell you the truth about your roof.

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