Your home’s roofing system is a complex structure that relies on various components working seamlessly together to provide lasting protection. One crucial but often overlooked element is the underlayment. At Elite Contracting, we recognize the significance of underlayment in roofing systems, especially when it comes to warranty compliance using Owens Corning products. In this blog, we’ll delve into the role of underlayment and how choosing Owens Corning underlayment can contribute to a robust and warranty-compliant roofing solution.

The Importance of Underlayment

Underlayment is a waterproof barrier that is installed between the roofing materials and the roof deck. It serves multiple essential functions that contribute to the overall performance and longevity of your roofing system:

  1. Moisture Protection: Underlayment acts as a secondary layer of defense against water infiltration. It helps prevent moisture from reaching the roof deck and underlying structure, reducing the risk of rot, mold, and deterioration.
  2. Temperature Regulation: Underlayment provides an additional layer of insulation, helping to regulate temperature and improve energy efficiency within your home.
  3. Leak Prevention: Underlayment acts as an extra barrier against leaks, ensuring that even if shingles become damaged or compromised, your home remains protected.
  4. Ice and Water Shield: Some underlayment materials, like Owens Corning WeatherLock® Ice & Water Barrier, offer superior protection against ice dams and wind-driven rain, making them essential in regions with challenging weather conditions.

Why Choose Owens Corning Underlayment?

Owens Corning is a trusted leader in roofing materials, known for its commitment to innovation, quality, and warranty compliance. When it comes to underlayment, Owens Corning offers a range of products designed to work seamlessly with their roofing shingles, contributing to a complete and warranty-compliant roofing system:

  1. WeatherLock® Ice & Water Barrier: This premium underlayment provides exceptional protection against ice dams and wind-driven rain. It’s an ideal choice for Albany’s climate, helping to prevent water infiltration and potential damage.
  2. ProArmor® Synthetic Roof Underlayment: Designed for durability, ProArmor® provides a moisture-resistant layer that enhances the overall weatherproofing of your roofing system.
  3. Deck Defense® High-Performance Roof Underlayment: Offering reliable protection against moisture, Deck Defense® is a versatile underlayment suitable for various roofing applications.

Ensuring Warranty Compliance

Selecting underlayment that is specifically designed to work with Owens Corning roofing shingles is essential for maintaining warranty compliance. Owens Corning roofing warranties often require the use of their approved underlayment products to ensure the integrity of the roofing system.


Understanding the role of underlayment in roofing systems is a critical step towards ensuring the longevity and performance of your roof. When using Owens Corning products, such as WeatherLock® Ice & Water Barrier, ProArmor® Synthetic Roof Underlayment, or Deck Defense® High-Performance Roof Underlayment, you’re not only investing in top-quality materials but also upholding warranty compliance. At Elite Contracting, we’re here to guide you through every aspect of your roofing project, from selecting the right materials to expert installation. Contact us today to explore the Owens Corning underlayment options and create a robust roofing system that provides unmatched protection and peace of mind. Your satisfaction and the durability of your roof are our top priorities!

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