Roof Underlayments to Shield Your Northern Virginia Home from Ice & Water

Underlayments are often overlooked components of roofing systems, yet they play a crucial role in ensuring the longevity and durability of your roof. At Sunshine Contracting, we understand the significance of underlayments in safeguarding your home against the elements, particularly in Northern Virginia’s diverse water and ice-heavy climate. When it comes to roofing replacements, we prioritize the installation of high-quality underlayments to provide an additional layer of protection between the roof’s wood structure and the shingles.

Roof Underlayments & So Much More

Our commitment to excellence is evident in our utilization of top-tier products such as the GAF Lifetime Roofing System. This comprehensive roofing system combines advanced technologies and innovative materials to deliver unmatched performance and longevity. As part of this system, our expert installers meticulously install underlayments to serve as a barrier against moisture infiltration, preventing potential damage to the roof deck and interior of your home.

In addition to underlayments, our GAF Weatherwatch Mineral-Surfaced Leak Barriers provide additional protection against precipitation in vulnerable areas such as around skylights and at eaves. These leak barriers serve to:

  • Protect your property and help prevent wind-driven rain from leaking through the roof deck, or melting ice and snow (caused by ice dams in harsh winter climates) from leaking into your property’s interior.
  • Add extra protection in valleys and at eave and rake edges—the most leak-prone areas of the roof—as well as other vulnerable spots on the roof, such as skylights, dormers, vent pipes, chimneys, and other flashing areas
  • Help avoid costly repairs by preventing staining and water damage on interior walls and ceilings caused by leaks

Roof Deck Protection

Furthermore, we offer a variety roof deck protection solutions to provide an extra layer of defense against moisture, ensuring the structural integrity of your roof remains intact over time. Choose from a variety of premium product lines including:

GAF Shingle Mate

  • Provides a critical layer of extra protection between your shingles and roof deck to resist wind-driven rain that can cause damage to your roof system
  • Avoids ugly “telegraphing” through your shingles that can detract from the look of your new roof
  • Helps ensure your shingles lie flat and uniform

GAF Tiger Paw

  • Provides a critical layer of extra protection between your shingles and roof deck to resist wind-driven rain (or moisture from other sources)
  • Offers longer-lasting protection than conventional asphalt felts (which can rot or become brittle over time)
  • Avoids wrinkling and buckling for a better looking finished roof

GAF FeltBuster Synthetic Roofing Felt

  • Provide a critical layer of extra protection between your shingles and the roof deck to resist wind-driven rain (or moisture from other sources) that can cause damage to your roof structure
  • A durable, long-lasting upgrade over conventional asphalt felts that can tear or degrade over time
  • Avoids water absorption that can lead to ugly wrinkling that “telegraphs” through the shingles

GAF Deck Armor 

  • Helps reduce inside moisture that can become trapped in the roofing system, which can cause mold, mildew, and expensive structural damage
  • Provides a critical layer of extra protection between your shingles and roof deck to resist wind-driven rain (or moisture from other sources) that can cause damage to your roof structure
  • Avoids wrinkling and buckling for a better-looking finished roof

Our roofing experts will work with you to figure out which of these products will best complement your home and unique needs.

Roofing Installations by Experts

At Sunshine Contracting, our roofing installation process is executed with precision and attention to detail. When you choose us for your roofing needs, you can trust that our experienced team will handle every aspect of the installation with expertise and care. From initial assessment to final inspection, we are dedicated to delivering superior results that exceed your expectations.

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For more information about our roofing processes and installation team, we invite you to visit our Roofing Processes & Installation team page. Discover how Sunshine Contracting can elevate the performance and longevity of your roof while providing peace of mind for years to come.

Customer Reviews

At Sunshine Contracting, customer satisfaction has always been our top priority. We’re dedicated to the success of every project, and this commitment to excellence has helped us earn outstanding reviews from previous customers.

“Quality work and professional team. I looked around the Stafford area for someone that could replace two of my patio doors with quality doors and Sunshine exceeded my expectations, and trust me, I have very high expectations. Highly professional from start to finish. The gentleman that installed the doors was very meticulous and ensured every minuscule adjustment was perfect. I will use them again for any of my home's needs. Lastly, it is not easy to find quality contractors like Sunshine provides.”

Bradley G.

“The quality of their work has been excellent. They have demonstrated a commitment to doing things right and making sure the customer is happy with the result. Our experience with Sunshine Contracting's high quality and high value home repair/update products and installation services is why we continued to use them when we moved to our new home.”

Ed W.

“We were very happy that we chose Sunshine Contracting for our Hardie siding and gutter installation. Sunshine is one of the few James Hardie Elite Preferred contractors in the area, and they beat the other Elite Preferred installer by about 25 percent on their estimate. More importantly, Sunshine did an awesome job with the actual siding project, board and batten siding on a mid century modern Deck House.”

Tim Q.
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