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Is peel and stick underlayment better than synthetic?

Oct 6

The roof underlayment acts like a weather barrier between your roof and the plywood that makes up your roofing structure. Asphalt-saturated roofing underlayment has been a favorite choice for homeowners for decades. This was because there were not many other options. However, peel-and-stick roof underlayment has become the norm in hot and humid regions.

The Best Benefits of Peel and Stick Roof Overlayment

Synthetic peel and stick roof roofing underlayment is more durable than traditional underlayment. Underlayment, when used in conjunction with the appropriate roofing material for Toronto’s climate, can significantly contribute to the preservation of your roof for many decades. Synthetic underlayment is a good choice for many reasons. Here are the top benefits of using peel-and-stick roof underlayment.

It's easy to install

The installation of a roof on the house requires knowledge and experience. The process is easy and requires no nailing, as peel-and-stick roof underneath payment is much faster than non-adhesive. This saves labor and reduces project costs.

Peel and stick underlayment provides a better barrier.

Peel and stick underlayment is non-wrinkle and doesn't allow water to pool or penetrate. This underlayment does not require nailing so that water won't seep through. It won't be necessary to use additional adhesives to ensure it sticks to the corners and any overlapping parts. Your roof and attic will be protected from mold and moisture-related issues.

Peel and Stick underlayment are more vital than traditional solutions.

Peel and stick underlayment is much more flexible than asphalt underlayment. It's less likely to crack or tear. Because it is so easy to install, there are very few chances of mistakes. 


It's more likely that the entire process will go smoothly. Peel and stick underlayment is a better option than traditional asphalt solutions in areas subject to strong winds and rain. Peel and stick are much more effective in minimizing water infiltration and damage.


You might have to use peel-and-stick underlayment, depending on your location. According to Toronto Office of Insurance Regulation guidelines, you can only qualify for a Secondary water Resistant insurance discount if you use a peel-and-stick underlayment bonded directly to your roof.

What is the cost of a peel and stick underlayment?

The cost of underlayment can vary depending on the quality and thickness of the material. Also, consider the size of your roof and its labor costs. For a Toronto household of average size, it would cost upwards of $2000 to cover the entire roof with peel-and-stick underlayment. Although this may seem like a significant investment, it will help protect your entire home.

Flexible Installation is a Big Plus

Each roof presents its unique challenges. Peel-and-stick underlayment is flexible and easily fits around ridges, valleys, and hips.

The Plastik is Stronger Than Conventional Underlayment

Cracking and tearing are the most frustrating things about asphalt underlayment. Plastik plus, with its 48 mill thickness and flexible polymer structure, won't crackle or tear while you lay it down. The job will go quickly, and you'll have less material left. Plastik is a better water barrier than traditional underlayment due to its thickness and durability. Both homeowners and builders use Plastic to protect roof decks from wind and rain.

Plastik Improves Worker Safety

Plastik makes it easier and safer for workers in many ways. The first is that each roll weighs less than conventional underlayment. This makes it easier for workers to move up and down ladders and transport the roof. Plastik has a unique gripWalk top layer. This non-skid top layer makes walking on the roof's surface easier, even when there is moisture. The GripWalk roof surface is light gray. This makes it more relaxed and more comfortable. It also helps to prevent heat exhaustion during hot summer days.