Dry-in Process for Shingle Roofing, Metal Roofing, and Tile Roofing

“Drying In” is short for dry inside. It means to make the roof impermeable to rain and weather. A roof dry in is accomplished by installing a roofing underlayment on top of the wood substrate of the roof.

Sabal Construction and Roofing, LLC only use Polyglass TU MAX and other high quality products like roofing waterproofing membranes and roof coatings for metal roofing, tile roofing and shingle roofing for residential and commercial clients.

Call Sabal Construction at 239-360-4848 or contact us online to schedule free roof inspection today.

Sabal Construction and Roofing, LLC Dry-In Process

  • For the dry-in, we utilize Polyglass TU MAX self-adhering underlayment. This is a premium product and is currently over and above required code minimums. Some of our competitors will utilize a nail able system which can allow water to penetrate in a wind driven rain scenario.

  • We use galvanized steel drip edge, valley metal, and flashing that is color matched to the final metal panels.

  • We utilize only metal head simplex nails for nailing the head laps of the underlayment for the dry-in which are superior to the plastic head simplex nails that are used by other contractors.

  • We use galvanized 1 ¼” coil nails to attach the drip edge, valley metal, and flashing. All metal is nailed 6” on center as per code.

  • When we install drip edge on the eave, we first install a 6” self-adhering base sheet along the entire eave. The drip-edge is placed on top of that base sheet and then the TU MAX underlayment is able to lap over the drip edge. This is over and above code requirements which allow for simply installing the drip edge on top of the underlayment. Our process of installation provides more long-term protection of the fascia and soffit materials by preventing small scale leaks through the drip-edge fasteners.

  • Once all underlayment has been applied and roof has been installed, we cover all flashing and valleys laps with roof cement to prevent any water intrusion.

Polystick TU MAX is a homogeneous rubberized asphalt waterproofing membrane designed specifically for use as an underlayment in adhesive foam or mechanically fastened roof tile applications. TU Max features a superior polyester reinforced surface fabric which provides for exceptional durability, UV exposure rating, and proven foam set adhesion.

Additionally, the surfacing has been tested to comply with all minimum requirements for roof tile applications including skid resistance, tile stackability and high temperature ratings. Polystick TU MAX is designed for use in new construction and re-roof applications where tiles may be stacked on rooftops for extended periods of time. Polystick TU MAX is rated for 180 day exposure.

What is the importance of Dry-in?

Drying in is a preventative measure that will protect the your roof is sealed and protected.

Contact Cape Coral, FL's Most Trusted Roofing Company

Sabal Construction and Roofing LLC provides premium quality roofing and excellent service to residents and commercial businesses in Southwest Florida.

We are a locally operated and family-owned roofing company that installs, repairs and upgrades residential and commercial roofing systems. With over 20 years of roofing experience, our team of professionals delivers excellent customer service with state-of-the-art equipment and roofing expertise.


  • Exclusive use of high quality material

  • Licensed in the state of Florida

  • Over 20 years of experience

  • Outstanding customer service

  • State-of-the-art equipment

To learn more about our roofing dry-in services, call us at 239-360-4848 or contact us online to schedule free roof inspection and learn why we are the most trusted roofing company in Florida.

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