It’s What’s Underneath That Counts

At Southernwood Roofing & Siding, we talk a lot about, well, roofing and siding (go figure). We’ve talked to hundreds of people at length about how a new roof or a new siding installation can increase not only the curb appeal of your home, but its energy efficiency as well. A properly functioning roof and siding also protects all the things—and people—inside your home.

As we get ready to install the roofing and siding at the new Cobb Island home we’re working on with our sister company, Southernwood Framing, we’re reminded of just how important the materials are that go underneath your roofing and siding.

House wrap and roofing underlayment go on!

In the photo above, you can see that we’ve wrapped the entire house with a moisture barrier that also functions to help control the home’s air flow. In this installation, we used DrainWrap from DupontTM—a moisture barrier that’s specially designed to provide enhanced drainage in areas subject to extreme, wind-driven rain.

You can also see from the photo that we’ve covered the roof with a roofing underlayment. This product from RhinoRoof does several things, including:

  • Prevents water from getting up under your shingles and causing damage to your home
  • Provides an extra layer of protection between your shingles and roof deck, extending the life of your roofing system
  • Helps your shingles lay flatter and more uniformly, reducing blow-off

Finally, we went the extra mile to install water and ice shields in roof valleys for added protection, doing everything we could to ensure that these homeowners would stay comfortable and dry in their waterfront home for many years to come.

Keep up with the progress on the Cobb Island home here or on our Facebook page. For help with your next project, give us a call or click here today for a free quote!

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