Replacing your underlayment during a roof replacement project is essential to the process. Your new roof would not be installed without tearing off your old underlayment. To help you understand, home improvement contractor V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. explains why your underlayment should be replaced during your roof replacement project.
To Prevent Weight Issues
It’s risky and unsafe for a roof to have issues with its weight. You should prioritize your roof’s integrity by doing the right thing with your old underlayment. It will only add weight to your roof if you insist on not tearing it off before laying down your new roof. You should be reminded that your roof has a delicate weight capacity. Your new roofing would already be heavy enough for your roof. By not replacing your roof’s underlayment with a new one, you will only be adding stress to your roof’s structure.
For Roof Decking Inspection
It’s a requirement before starting a roof replacement project to conduct a full roof professional inspection. Your trusted inspector would be checking your entire roof including the deck, structure, and gutter system. Your old underlayment would be torn off for the inspector to check damages underneath it. It’s essential to check for any leakage and rotting in your roofing system before replacing your roof. It’s possible that there could be less obvious damage underneath your roof’s underlayment. In addition, a new underlayment would make it easier to do roof maintenance.
For Warranty Concerns
Did you know that your shingle’s manufacturer requires a new underlayment before a new replacement project? Your shingle’s warranty can only take effect with new underlayment. They have to make sure that your underlayment is new and was laid off just for your new shingles. Insisting on not replacing your old underlayment can void your shingle’s warranty. In addition, you don’t have to worry about any fees to remove your underlayment. Your insurance company already included it in your roof replacement project service.