Your roof goes through a lot every single day. It blocks the burning heat of sunlight, covers the house from hail or rainwater, and protects your family from flying debris. Despite harsh conditions, the roofing system still manages to prevent a frequent roof replacement project.
But how does the roof withstand all that punishment? The secret lies in the combination of many different materials. The shingles serve as the first line of defense. It’s the part of the roof where the impact of water falls the hardest. Then there’s the gutter to eliminate water and dirt from the roof. It’s a vital part for the drainage system of the roof.
But there’s still particular roofing material frequently overlooked by homeowners – the roofing underlayment or roof membrane. And just like shingles and gutters, the roofing underlayment serves an important task to protect you home.
Here are three reasons why roofing membranes are a very important part of the roofing system.
1. Protection From Leaks
The main purpose of a roofing membrane is to prevent water leaks. Roofing underlayments are highly water-resistant. They serve as an extra layer of protection for the roofing system against moisture and water accumulation.
2. Washing Off Dirt
Now this benefit is often overlooked by homeowners, but it’s actually a convenient feature. Roofing membranes have a smooth surface, which allows dirt to be washed off quickly when the rain comes. With this, you can reduce the frequency of calling roofing contractors for maintenance services.
3. Added Insulation
Vinyl and rubber roof membranes are effective when it comes to this area. Properly installed roof membranes can reduce your energy expenses. The shingles blocks out the sunlight and the underlayment keeps the house insulated.
Let’s Get to Work!
At Neumann Construction, our commitment to our customers goes beyond roof repair and gutter installation — we make sure we understand our customers’ expectations and timeline for every project that we commit to. Our crew members are insured to protect our customers and we carry workers’ compensation to protect our employees. We also carry a contractor’s license to meet the rigid standards set by the state of Minnesota.
Neumann Construction is not only a trustworthy MN roofing contractor, but we are also highly experienced. We have installed new roofs on more than 2,500 homes in the Brainerd area. As a GAF Certified roofing contractor, we provide the highest quality of workmanship and use the best products possible to ensure your investment is protected.