Peel and stick roofing is not very common of an option for your roofing such as shingles or otherwise. What is nice however, about this type of roofing is, with the right tools, you could do it yourself with some effort. Below we discuss how it works, how to install it, and who should use it for their roof.
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- Is peel and stick the same as peel and seal?
- How does peel and stick compare to synthetic underlayment?
- Which roofing material should you buy?
- How to install peel and stick roofing and how much does it cost?
- Some reviews that I found online to save you some time.
Is peel and stick the same as peel and seal?
The short answer is yes, peel and seal is a brand of peel and stick roofing. There are many popular brands, but some are definitely a superior product than others. That being said, they are all meant to achieve the same thing, waterproofing for your roof. If you are looking for new roofing, you might find that this product is easier than using traditional shingles.
How does peel and stick compare to synthetic underlayment?
First, we should define what synthetic underlayment is. It is made usually of polyester or fiberglass and saturated in asphalt then applied directly to your roof decking to make it watertight, your roofing material, such as shingles, is then placed on top. It is not meant to be exposed to the elements, it is usually used as a layer of protection rather than your traditional roofing material.
Peel and stick roofing is usually quite a bit thicker than any type of roofing underlayment as it would be not only replacing your shingles but also your waterproofing that would be covered by your synthetic underlayment that is only one part of your roofing. It is much easier to install as it is just a case of unrolling and sticking it to your roof decking.
Which roofing material should you buy?
You have a large selection of many different roofing materials that you can purchase from Home Depot or Lowes, such as GAF, MFM, and LeakBarrier. All these companies are some of the most respected and the best in the industry and provide you and your home great value. There are several sizes to choose from along with colors and textures to match any home.
A downside of choosing peel and stick roofing is that you generally have to buy quite a bit extra and there is a bit of waste as no roof is made the same and will end with a lot of offcuts and excess at the conclusion of the project.
How much does peel and stick roofing cost?
Choosing to go with this solution for your home is definitely a great option, and it is very budget-friendly. You can pick up these peel and stick rolls from most hardware chains or even online for Lowes or Home Depot.
On average, you are looking at spending between $120 to $150 per roll, depending on the suppliers in your area. This price can be lower depending on how much you wish to purchase, if you want to buy a pallet of about 26 rolls, you can expect to pay a little less.
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How do you install it?
It is relatively basic to install and requires little to no specialized tools to do correctly. Depending on the size of the area you want to install and with a bit of help from a few friends, you can do it in an afternoon.
Step 1 You will have to line up the material with your roof decking and apply it edge to edge.
Step 2 Starting from the bottom and working your way up, apply each strip of the material.
With each layer, you should have a 3-inch overlap to ensure a watertight seal. You can fully install this product, depending on the size of your roof, in an afternoon, especially if you a few friends to help.
I have written a longer form step by step guide on how to install this roofing material which I encourage you to read over.
Some reviews of peel and stick
The reviews posted online for these products show that they are a great option for those that are on a budget. If you would like to know what the typical customer says about these products should read the reviews below and determine if this is the solution they want for their home.
From this, we can see that anyone that wants to get great protection for your roof on a budget should seriously consider peel and stick. Although we always recommend a roofing professional to do all your roofing repairs and installations, peel and stick is definitely a great choice for those on a budget and are able to do it themselves. It provides great protection for your home and is very versatile.
Jack French is the CEO of EZPZ Roofing. He has over 10 years of experience in the construction industry and has been with EZPZ since its inception. Jack is a hard worker and a natural leader. He takes great pride in his work and always puts the customer first.