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Congrats to Martin Stout on Winning the G.A.P Roofing Underlayment Quiz

September 29, 2017

Martin knew that nearly 90 percent of the residential roofs in the U.S. have felt underlayment.

By Karen Edwards, RCS Editor.

Whenever we have someone win a prize through a contest on RoofersCoffeeShop.com we like to reach out to the winner and get to know them a little better. We were thrilled that the first winner randomly drawn from all of the correct responses to the G.A.P. Roofing Quiz was one of our RCS Influencers, Martin Stout.

Martin is the President of Go Roof Tune Up, Inc., a California-based company that provides residential repair and reroofing in seven western U.S. states. Here is the question and the answer that he provided:

Question: Out of the 133,600,000 residential roofs in the U.S. how many have felt underlayment?

Answer: 124,335,964...nearly 90% of all the residential roofs in the US!  Saturated Organic Felt is still working after nearly 100 years, even though newer, non-breathable synthetics are trying to take over.  Felt has worked for years and still works today!  Additionally, some of the toughest roofing standards in the U.S., California Building codes, Miami-Dade codes and even the latest Western Roofing Contractors Association recent studies still proves that two layers of felt are the preferred roofing underlayment!

We asked Martin how he knew that answer and his sense of humor was on point as he said, “I counted them.” We’re sure that Google probably played a role in forming that answer too!

You can tell just by reading his answer that he is a fan of felt underlayment. When asked about them he replied, “I think it is a great underlayment. Everyone is trying to come up with this new, crazy synthetic stuff but I don’t see in the foreseeable future that they will ever be able to replace felt.”

Martin has been a part of the RCS community for many years and says he thinks that it is a great resource. “I don’t do a lot of talking on there but I like to read things and see what other people are doing. It’s a great resource for networking, it’s entertaining, it’s helpful to me in running my business and Vickie [the Boss] is just really sweet.”

Learn more about G.A.P. Roofing and felt underlayments.



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