How to Repair Tile Roof Underlayment How to Repair Tile Roof Underlayment

What You'll Need
Felt
Cap Nails (Button type)
Nail Gun
Knife
Ladder
Work Gloves

 A tile roof is popular with contemporary houses and is generally a durable roof. It can withstand strong winds and extremely cold climates. One of the best things about the roof is that you can repair it easily, even its underlayment is easy to repair. Underlayment helps the shingles to keep away from any moisture and insulate your house.  The following are the steps necessary for a quick repair to the underlayment.

Step 1 - Putting on the Underlayment

Be sure to use a ladder that can handle your weight and is large enough to hold you upright. Always be cautious when you are climbing your roof and working on it. Begin by removing the plywood and the damaged underlayment.

Once you have successfully installed the plywood and removed the damaged underlayment, you can now roll out the felt on to your roof. It is necessary that you start from the bottom of the roof, and then cut the felt using the knife. Be sure to leave a few inches on the sides. You have to line up the felt so it will hang over the lower portion of the roof.

Step 2 - Attaching the Felt to your Roof

Fasten the felt on your roof using the cap nails.  Observe equal distance of each nails, approximately 20 inches, so they are properly attached to the roof. Put these nails at the bottom of the felt and leave a small portion available.

Place the next layer of felt to your tile roof. Again, leave extra space on every side. You have to lap the second layer of felt on top of the first layer and thoroughly cover it. You can see lines on the felt separating it into thirds.

Start to line up the lower portion of the second layer with the line and fasten it to the roof using the cap nails, and then fasten to the felt. Continue to layer and fasten the felt with few inches overlaying to the peal.

Step 3 - Trimming your Felt and Polishing your Work

Trim the excess felt so there is no overhang. It should fit the roof perfectly. Once you reach to the space from the plywood at the top of the roof, make sure to even out the felt so it does not block the vent of the roof. This will prevent the air from coming in and out.

Repairing your roof, particularly your underlayment, does not really have to be done by the professionals. Like them, you can also learn how to do it and apply it to your own home. It is just a matter of willingness and determination to know how to fix it. Doing this will help you save your time and money. You no longer have to pay someone to do it for you. Since your roof will require maintenance from time to time, this is a good way to save money in home maintenance.

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