How to Install Underlayment | Shingle Roof Install Guide

Underlayment is a necessary part of every roofing system. There is underlayment for tile, metal and shingle roofs, each serving the purpose of separating the roofing material from the plywood underneath. In this video, we’ll look at the process of underlayment installation on a shingle roof.

We are an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred contractor, and in this video we are installing Owens Corning Deck Defense synthetic underlayment.

0:00 Intro
0:07 explanation – what is underlayment
1:10 Why you install drip edge first
1:49 how to start installation
2:44 nailing pattern and distance
3:37 going around a penetration
4:52 overlapping two pieces of underlayment
5:52 working up against a wall
6:37 the type of nails used to install underlayment
7:16 working in tight corners and smaller spaces
7:55 the process with ice and water shield

This is one video of our latest series, “The Shingle Roof Install Guide,” where we will walk you through every step of the process when installing a brand new shingle roof. From the drip edge to ice and water shield, from starter strip to flashing, we will give you all the details on how to install a shingle roof. So check out the rest of that series here:

We are a licensed and insured roofing contractor based in Burbank, CA, so keep that in mind when you watch our videos, as roofing regulations are different across the country.

We service the Los Angeles area, and if you’re looking for a trusted roofer, be sure to contact us today for a free estimate!

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