This is the first post of a five-part series on roofing systems for your fall home improvement, where we explore the fundamentals of roof replacement.

Fall Roof Installation Process Part I: Improve Lifespan with Roof Deck Protection

roof deck protection part of roof installation process

We’re helping homeowners learn about the roof installation process and the importance of roof deck protection as it helps prevent wind-driven rain from infiltrating and causing damage to your home.  It also gives you peace of mind going into the cold winter months. Our GAF roof protects where you work and where you live…for a lifetime.

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Fall Home Maintenance: What is roof deck protection?

Roof deck protection provides an additional barrier against the elements in the Fall as well as other seasons. It is a waterproof material that creates a barrier between the wood deck and the asphalt shingles.

Without roof deck protection, you might experience the following ailments with your roof:

  • Water can penetrate inside your home more easily
  • Mold and mildew can grow, which is costly to remove
  • Your roof may leak, resulting in costly moisture damage
  • The roof deck can eventually rot, resulting in replacement and an unsafe environment for your family

Roof deck protection serves as a vapor barrier, protecting your home from moisture exposure and possible mold growth.

Think of it as Gore-Tex fabric for your home, creating the optimal combination of waterproof and breathable material.

Why do You Need Breathable Underlayment?

In autumn, this is an important component of your home. Our region experiences roughly 3-4 inches of precipitation per month in the Fall. Excess moisture can make its way into your attic space through the roof, resulting in mold. This mold forms on places such as the rafter beams. In the worst-case scenarios, black mold can form or the rafter beams may rot.

Because of this, breathable underlayment is crucial. It keeps your home dry and comfortable. It’s important for your roof to breathe, as it eliminates mold growth within your home and can help maintain indoor comfort levels.

The roof installation process with roof deck protection

roof deck protection for roof process

GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractors are best suited to install roof deck protection. It is installed on a sloped roof after the decking is replaced and leak barriers are installed on the valleys.

From there, the roof deck vapor barrier is then cut to size for your specific roof. This results in a top-performing product that keeps your home protected from wind-driven rain and trapped moisture.

Meanwhile, the roofing contractor follows any specific roof deck installation guidelines from the manufacturer. The slope of the roof can also make an impact on the roof installation process with roof deck protection, along with all other materials.

What is the best type of roof deck protection?

Coastal Windows & Exteriors uses the premium GAF Roofing Tiger Paw protection. Earning the Good House Keeping Seal, is an incredibly important element to include during the roof installation process.

Tiger Paw enhances your home in the following ways:

  • Exceptional moisture control design: It removes twice as much moisture from the roof deck as the leading synthetic non-breathable underlayment. This ensures that your home remains dry and free from mold and mildew.
  • Exceptionally durable construction that does not rot or become brittle from cold weather. Since Tiger Paw underlayment is non-woven, it’s at least 600% stronger against tears than standard #30 felt.
  • Flexible and versatile for asphalt roof installation in Massachusetts and throughout New England. This product is cut to size and matches the specific shape of your roof, and we are able to install this in the autumn as well as in other seasons.

Overall, Tiger Paw roof deck protection provides an incredible waterproofing layer for your home, making for a relaxing and cozy autumn season.

We are GAF Certified Roofing Contractors

You owe it to yourself to hire skilled roofing contractors for your new asphalt roofing. Coastal Windows & Exteriors are GAF Certified Roofing Contractors. Only a very small percentage of contractors earn this certification, showcasing that we are the best in the business.

In the upcoming roofing system series posts, we’ll be covering other aspects of roof replacement including:

  • Leak barrier protection
  • Ridge and soffit vents
  • Stripping roofs down to the sheathing
  • Quality asphalt shingles

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Please call 978-817-7072 or click here to reach out to us for an estimate and make sure you check our monthly promo and financing options. We want all homeowners to enjoy the incredible power of new roof replacement!