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More stories about Underlayments

  • Tough Roof Underlayment

    NovaSeal underlayment is lighter and stronger than felt and provides better coverage, says maker

  • Polymer Roof Underlayment

    Surround SR Underlayment is a waterproof synthetic polymer that’s 40 percent lighter than 30-pound roofing felt — as well as more durable and slip-resistant and less prone to tearing, says the maker.

  • No-Leak Membrane for Concrete Footings

    The Delta Footing Barrier is a three-ply impermeable membrane that goes on top of freshly poured footings before the foundation is built.

  • Reroofing With EPDM Rubber

    Roll roofing was the wrong material for the flat roof under this second-story deck.

  • Open-Joint Siding

    In the Seattle area, where I work, we get a lot of rain. From the mid-90s to the mid-2000s, there were many high-profile cases of water damage caused by improperly detailed siding, mostly on condos and other multifamily housing.

  • Sun-Resistant Underlayment

    Grace Ice & Water Shield HT provides the same protection against ice dams and wind-driven rain as the company's standard underlayment - but it's made with an adhesive that is unaffected by temperatures as high as 240°F, the maker says.

  • Mineral Surface Underlayment

    IB-3 StormStopper is a self-adhering (50-mil-thick) mineral surface underlayment that can be used to protect trouble spots like valleys and rake edges or the entire roof.

  • Snap-Together Subfloor

    Barricade SubFloor Tiles combine a high-performance OSB top surface with an XPS rigid insulation base layer.

  • Reroofing With Concrete Tile

    Double-layer asphalt felt underlayment, sealeddown flashing systems, and firm tile attachment are the keys to an effective tile roof in hurricane country.

  • Working With Self-Leveling Floor Underlayments

    Flatten uneven subfloors quickly with these pour-inplace compounds.