Synthetic Roof Underlayment – Synthetic roof underlayment provides a number of benefits to roofers and homeowners. First, they are easier to install and thinner than there felt counterparts. Due to the fact that they are so lightweight and thin, they do not add a lot of weight to the roof which makes this type of underlayment an obvious choice under certain types of bulkier or heavier types of shingles. Despite its thinness, a synthetic roof underlayment still serves as an excellent water barrier. Durability is another major benefit, the materials used to make this material degrade at an extremely slower rate than the typical underlayment material of felt. The latest roofing materials available are lasting longer then they previously did, so for homeowners to have an underlayment that will hold up as long as the shingles is an worthwhile advantage. Synthetic also refers to roof coverings. There are synthetic materials available designed to replicate concrete tile, asphalt shingles, metal panels, clay tile, wood shake, slate and wood shingles. Synthetic materials typically weigh substantially less than their traditional counterparts. A popular roofing covering is synthetic slate and it provides a long list of benefits to the homeowner due to it’s durability, cost effectiveness, ease of installation and repair or replacement if need be. Contact us today if you have any questions regarding synthetic roofs, if you’re thinking of installing a new synthetic roof or need an inspection of your existing synthetic roof. S.W.A.T. Roofing and Contracting has you covered!