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Roofing Underlayment Requirements For South Florida

Roofing Underlayment

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South Florida is well known for its unpredictable weather. For residents, we understand the importance of protecting our homes against weather-related damages. One of the most vulnerable parts of our home during a storm or extreme weather is the roof. While there are many options available to protect your roof, it is crucial to adhere to the South Florida building code and requirements for roofing underlayment.

Here the experts at Tag & Stick, LLC discuss those codes and how to protect your roof best.

Roofing Underlayment Code Basics

Your roof should be an investment considering it is what protects your home, valuables, and family from the elements and excellent underlayment is the first step. Roofing in South Florida breaks down into three main categories.

Roof System

Many do not realize that your roof is made up of more than just tile, metal, or shingles. It is an entire system that must be constructed correctly to provide the best protection. If even one component of the roof system becomes torn or worn out, it makes the entire roof vulnerable. To get the most out of your roof system, you need the right design, materials, ventilation, and moisture protection.

Roof Materials

While there are many different roofing materials available, South Florida and the Florida Building Commission Product Approval section require the materials to meet their standards. While the initial cost is an essential factor for materials, you also need to consider how it will save you money in the long run.

Investing in quality materials can save you:

  • Immediately:
    • Lower energy bills
    • Possible insurance cuts
  • Intermediately:
    • Better property protection
  • Long Term:
    • Increased lifetime of roof

Roof Contractor

While there are countless contractors available in South Florida, you must take the time to research your options to get the best overall experience. As stated in Chapter 489 of the Florida Statutes, a contractor must have at least a competency licenses, but a roofing license is required in most situations. The law also requires the contractor or company to comply with workers’ compensation insurance coverage.

The Tag & Stick Advantage

As discussed above, South Florida takes their roofing requirements seriously, so you must find an underlayment company who cannot only comply with those requirements but also provide the expert service your home deserves.

Here is why Tag & Stick is trusted by roofers, design professionals, and homeowners alike!

Tag & Stick Benefits

Of course, there are several different underlayment options available to consumers, but Tag & Stick offers many unique benefits while complying with South Florida roofing requirements. Our two-ply secondary water barrier system incorporates both mechanical and self-adhering attachment technologies that allow installation with a variety of roofing products, including:

  • Metal
  • Shake
  • Shingle
  • Slate
  • Tile


No doubt installing roofing underlayment is a time-consuming process. One thing that sets Tag & Stick apart from other companies is that our innovative technology allows us to complete your underlayment faster than the run-of-the-mill two-ply system. We can complete the job in two fewer trips. Our clients also appreciate that our process does not require hot tar, torches, kettles, or mops, making installation much safer.

As we prepare for hurricane season, it is more important than ever to make sure that your roof will withstand the storms. Investing in Tag & Stick roofing underlayment not only means that your home and family will have a level of roof protection unlike any other but that your home also complies with the strict roofing requirements of South Florida. If you’re a roofer, design professional, or homeowner who is ready to take the next step to quality roofing underlayment, call Tag & Stick today at (954)-255-3107!

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