How should felt underlayments be stored and under what conditions be applied?

 

They should be stored on end and in the dry. Underlayments should be applied to a smooth, dry roof deck, free of debris. Care should be taken not to damage the product with foot traffic once applied. Damaged product should be replaced before covering.

 

When should asphalt saturated organic felt be covered?

 

Immediately! Underlayments should be covered by the primary roof covering immediately to protect the integrity of the material as a secondary water-resistant membrane within the roof system.

 

What is a “green” product?

 

Although there is no consensus definition, a “green” product is generally considered to be one that helps to the environment impact. TARAH Asphalt products are 100% recycled made.

 

What is a ''square''?

 

A square is construction terminology for 100 square feet of coverage. coverage. (10´ x 10´).

What is an Asphalt Saturated Felt Underlayment?

 

It’s a felt made of a paper base that is impregnated or saturated with asphalt to make it more resistant to the elements. Some papers are actually coated in asphalt, while others are truly saturated. Roofing paper or felt is rolled across a roof deck and stapled or nailed in place


Where is used an Asphalt Saturated Felt Underlayment?

 

Asphalt Saturated Felt Underlayment is used for temporary protection against the elements but is now an integral part of a home's overall roofing system. .


What benefits provide Asphalt Saturated Felt Underlayment?

 

Asphalt Saturated Organic Felts provide protection from rain in the case individual shingles are damaged or dislodged. Underlayments also minimize "picture framing" of shingles, which is the visible outline of deck panels typically caused by irregularities in roof decking. Underlayments protect asphalt shingles from resins in plywood substrates that can cause damage and a shorter life.


Why is the product required under asphalt shingles?

 

Asphalt Saturated Felt Underlayment provides a vital second layer of protection on top of the sheathing to help keep moisture out. Rain that is blown under the shingle is subject to leaking through a seam in the roof decking without a Felt Membrane to deflect it.

 

 


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