Choosing the Right Underlayment for Your Metal Roofing Installation: A Guide to a Secure Your Investment

Think of your metal roof as the stylish cap on your home, shielding it from harsh weather while looking sharp. But what keeps it safe underneath? The answer is  underlayment, like a shield for your roof. It’s super important for keeping your home dry and cozy. Let’s break it down.

Why the Underlayment Matters

Metal roofs are tough but can still let in water. The underlayment stops that by keeping moisture out. It also helps control temperature under your roof, so it stays comfy inside.

Types of Underlayment

There are a three options to choose from:

  • Asphalt Felt (Tar Paper): It’s cheap but can tear easily and isn’t great in hot or wet areas.
  • Synthetic Sheet: Stronger than felt and good for most climates.
  • Self-Adhering Membrane: The fanciest option, great for really cold areas or flat roofs.


Things to Talk About:

Consider these factors when choosing underlayment for your roof:

  • Climate: Hot or cold? Wet or dry? Choose based on your weather.
  • Roof Slope: Steep or low? Each needs different protection.
  • Budget: How much can you spend?
  • Rules: Make sure your underlayment follows local rules and works with your metal roof. 

Why Choose Ecoshield Roofing

It’s smart to talk to a roofing pro:

  • We can help you pick the best underlayment for your roof and budget.
  • We’ll make sure it’s put in right, so you don’t have leaks or problems.
  • Choosing the right underlayment might even help with your roof warranty.

Picking the right underlayment for your metal roof might sound tricky, but with some help, you’ll have a safe and stylish roof for years to come. Remember, a strong base means a sturdy roof. So, choose wisely and enjoy your cozy home! Call Ecoshield Roofing (336) 937-9673

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Author: William Sessions

William Sessions started a roofing business in 2018 with a mission to create high-quality roofs for Winston-Salem and surrounding areas. He did jobs for Safeco, Liberty Mutual, All-State, and Nationwide for two years. In that experience, he learned how to properly inspect for Hail, Wind and other damages to shingles that would impact insurance claims. After that, he started his own family business and proudly served roofing service in North Carolina. He leverages his roofing knowledge and provides useful insights through blogs on