TAMKO Offers Synthetic Roofing Underlayment – Tam-Shield

JOPLIN, Mo.TAMKO Building Products, Inc. offers Tam-Shield Synthetic Underlayment. Tam-Shield is lighter, stronger and easier to use and provides more coverage than traditional felt rolls.

Benefits of Tam-Shield

Tam-Shield is lightweight and comes in a 10-square roll for increased coverage per roll compared to traditional felt underlayments. In addition, the new Tam-Shield is very strong and has excellent skid resistance and tear resistance.

Ease of installation

To help with the ease of installation, the underlayment is printed with lay lines and guides which indicate where to install cap nails and nail guides for high wind installation. Tam-Shield comes in a light-gray color which provides a cooler working surface when installing as opposed to traditional black felt.

Warranty and product information

Tam-Shield comes with a 25-year Limited Material Warranty. This underlayment is not adversely affected by UV rays for up to 180 days, however it should not be used as the primary roof covering and the final roof covering must be installed before the structure is exposed to adverse weather conditions such as wind-driven rain, high-wind, hail, or ice storms.

Tam-Shield Synthetic Underlayment is produced at TAMKO’s Joplin, Missouri and Dallas, Texas facilities. It comes in either a 5-square (48-inches x 125-feed) or a 10-square roll (48-inches x 250-feet).

This product is available now by contacting your local TAMKO district sales manager for pricing or by placing an order with the Corporate Customer Service Call Center (800) 218-2656.


TAMKO® Building Products, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest independent manufacturers of residential and commercial roofing products (including Heritage® Asphalt Shingles and Metalworks® Steel Shingles), decking and railing products, waterproofing, cements, and coatings. With nearly 67 years in the industry, TAMKO’s success is the direct result of teamwork and enduring relationships with customers, suppliers and employees. Privately owned, TAMKO is committed to producing top-quality products with excellent product support. For more information about TAMKO, visit our Web site at www.tamko.com.

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