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More stories about Underlayments

  • 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.

  • Tiling Over Plywood Subfloors

    For crack-free floors, limit joist deflection and install two layers of 3/4-inch plywood and a thinset membrane.

  • Installing a ProBase Shower Pan

    An experienced tile setter takes a close look at a new way of installing a shower pan.

  • Advanced Underlayment

    DuPont claims that its RoofLiner synthetic roofing underlayment offers a number of advantages over conventional felt.