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The Importance of Roofing Felt

Since the material that a roof is made from is the most visible, it is the aspect that is often given the most attention. After all, it has the potential to affect the cost, durability and longevity of a roof. With this said, there are actually several components that are implemented into the construction of a roof in order to ensure that it can protect a property from bad weather and other forms of wear and tear. Read on as we go over everything there is to know about roofing felt and why it is so important…

What is roofing felt?

When a roof is crafted, it is made up of a variety of different components in order to ensure longevity and durability. One of these layers is roofing felt which is laid between the roofing deck and the material that a property owner has chosen to install. Whilst it is often associated with domestic applications, roofing felt is an essential layer of protection for any property and any roof.

What are the benefits of roofing felt?

Crafted from natural materials like cellulose or synthetic materials like polyester, the implementation of roofing felt can increase the longevity of a roof because it repels water. As a result, a roof is more protected from moisture related damage like leaks because the layer of felt ensures that the water drains away from a roof. In addition to this, roofing felt can provide fire rating properties and ensure that homeowners and neighbours are protected in the event of a fire.

Is a roof without felt vulnerable to damage?

Since felt roofing is a protective layer in a roof, is it safe to say that a property which omits it is vulnerable to weather related damage. After all, strong winds can damage a roofing material, and this means that there is little to stop moisture from entering a property. In addition to this, a roof without a felt underlay is said to have a shorter lifespan and will therefore need replacing sooner at the expense of the homeowner.

Here at Valent Roofing, we may be specialists in industrial roofing but that does not mean that our roofers are not equipped with basic knowledge like the importance of implementing a layer of roofing felt. After all, both commercial and residential properties would not be able to withstand the rainy British weather without it! To find out more information about felt underlay, get in contact with a member of the Valent Roofing team today!


Valent Roofing, 500 King’s Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8JT
Telephone: 0161 864 3311
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