Builders looking for products that will help them do their jobs faster, better, or with less labor might take a look at Typar's new roofing underlayment.


VR Underlayment reduces the amount and weight of material needed for roofing jobs. In fact, one roll of Surround VR covers the same area as five rolls of #30 felt, yet weighs seven times less and is 10 times stronger, the firm says. The waterproof, slip-resistant material was developed to work in nearly any roofing application, including with shingles, shakes, tile, slate, or metal roofs.

“With our new Surround VR Underlayment installers will make fewer and easier trips up and down the ladder while experiencing faster installs, all while providing a more durable roofing system to their customers,” says Jorge Martinez, Typar director of product marketing. “Surround VR gives contactors a budget-friendly option to deliver their customers a peace of mind they never could with #30 felt.”

Made from a synthetic polymer material, Surround VR is engineered to repel moisture and will neither warp nor buckle when wet, thus helping to maximize the life of the roof system, the company says.

The underlayment perfroms well in any climate, maintaining its integrity year-round in temperatures ranging from -40 degrees to 240 degrees F. In cold temperatures, the material will not crack or wrinkle, which helps ensure smooth installs. In warm temperatures, its heat-reflecting, gray-colored surface reduces the amount of heat buildup on the roof. Surround VR is also proven to withstand up to six months exposure to UV light, while its inherent strength can withstand high winds and storms, even those experienced by coastal regions. It is backed by a 15-year product replacement warranty.