Article published in March/April 2015 Issue of Roofing: The Industry's Voice
The premium underlayment used on Safeway self-seals around fasteners. “There is no way the water is going to seep around the nails,” explains Richard Foust, former president of Honolulu-based Hawaii Metal Roofing LLC, which supplied the metal panels and underlayment.
Foust adds: “The underlayment can be laid down easily. Only a roller is required. Once it is installed, it can be exposed for up to 120 days, which helps a lot with manpower issues. The building contractor needs us to dry in the building as soon as possible. With the self-adhering underlayment, the roofing contractor can provide a waterproof membrane within a matter of days, and that covering can be left exposed for weeks or months until the metal roof is installed. That makes it easier for our customers to schedule their projects.”