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Focus On: Underlayment

May 9, 2011
This month's issue focuses on underlayment.

Tiger Paw Shingle Underlayment

GAF Materials Corp.

Tiger Paw shingle underlayment has a specially designed surface that helps provide excellent walkability for installers and provides at least 600 percent greater tear strength and up to 147 percent higher nail pull-through strength than standard #30 felt. The convenient 10 square, 48-inch wide roll installs up to 33 percent faster than a roll of #30 felt and is 33 percent lighter. For more information, visit www.gaf.com.

POLYSTICK Self-Adhered Underlayments

Polyglass

The leader in self-adhered membrane technology, Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. patented a revolutionary method of manufacturing dual compound products known as ADESO Technology. This proprietary manufacturing process is utilized in POLYSTICK underlayments: POLYSTICK MTS; POLYSTICK TU PLUS; POLYSTICK TU P; and POLYSTICK TU. Designed for steep sloped roofs, POLYSTICK underlayments are quality waterproofing products which exceed the needs and expectations of our customers. For more information, visit www.polyglass.com.

Layfast SBS Underlayment

MBTechnology

MBTechnology manufactures a full line of SBS underlayments called “layfast SBS” with an electrometric property that is not available in felt or synthetic underlayments. Layfast SBS has a higher percentage of asphalt for increased waterproofing. It is available in three weights: 35, 43 and 70 pounds per square. It is approved by ICC and meets ASTM D226 standard. For more information, call 800-621-9281 or visit www.mbtechnology.com.

StormShield Standard Ice & Water Protector

IKO

IKO StormShield Standard Ice & Water Protector is an economical modified bitumen roll roofing product with a self-adhesive backing protected by a silicone-treated release sheet, which is easily removed during installation. It helps prevent water leakage due to ice dams and wind-driven rain. Featuring a slip resistant surface for safe application, it is both flexible and tear-resistant for superior performance. For more information, call: United States 888-IKO-ROOF, Eastern Canada 888-766-2468, Western Canada 800-661-1034 or visit www.iko.com.

PALISADE Synthetic Underlayment

SDP Advanced Polymer Products

PALISADE Synthetic and PALISADE-SA-HT Self-Adhered roofing underlayments offer patented STRONGHOLD wet/dusty surface skid resistant technology and KOOL BLUE low heat absorption (8 times cooler than felt), as well as low glare technology. It is 50 times stronger and 7 times lighter than felt, Class A. PALISADE-SA-HT is ASTM D-1970, 250 degree Fahrenheit continuous high temperature rated. Both products are 6 months UV/Wind/Rain exposure. For more information, call 866-747-4035 or visit www.sdp-products.com.

Underlayment for Metal Roofs

Delta-Trela

Delta-Trela maintains the sustainability and new look of metal roofs. It also provides roof waterproofing, provides drainage and helps stop corrosion. Its high permeability prevents moisture buildup, and it reduces rain impact noise up to 15 dB. Delta-Trela allows for thermal expansion/contraction and protects investment in high-quality metal cladding. For more information, call 888-4DELTA4 (433-5824) or visit www.delta-trela.com.

Gorilla Guard Shingle Underlayment

Atlas Roofing Corp.

Atlas Roofing Corporation introduces Gorilla Guard shingle underlayment; a tough, high-performance, glass reinforced organic felt underlayment for steep roof applications. This underlayment outperforms typical organic felt and stands up to high winds and foot traffic. Gorilla Guard is part of the Platinum Package in the Atlas Signature Select Roofing Program of complete roofing systems. It is designed to lie flat and is highly resistant to wrinkling. It is conveniently packaged in 4-square rolls, making installation faster and saving labor costs. For more information, visit www.atlasroofing.com.

Surround SR Underlayment

Surround Typar

Surround SR synthetic underlayment provides the optimal balance of high performance, enhanced safety and streamlined installation for new construction and re-roofing projects. Surround SR is 10 times stronger and lighter than traditional #30 felt, but has five times more material per roll. Surround SR does not absorb moisture, won’t warp or buckle when wet, and can be exposed to UV light for up to 6 months. For more information, call 800-284-2780 or visit www.surroundtypar.com.

IB-3 StormStopper Underlayment

MFM Building Products

MFM Building Products Corporation introduces IB-3 StormStopper. This underlayment product is specifically designed to install under roofing at edges, valleys and whole roof applications to protect from water or moisture leaks. It is a self-adhering mineral surface underlayment, which adheres directly to the roof deck. The specially formulated rubberized asphalt adhesive seals around fasteners and forms a long-lasting barrier. The product is engineered to provide a waterproof and weatherproof barrier against blowing rain, ice dams or the build-up of excessive water. It comes with a protective split release liner, which protects the product until installation. It is suitable for use in new construction and re-roofing installations, and is backed by a 5-year Limited Warranty. For more information, call 800-882-7663, fax 740-622-6161 or visit www.solutions.mfmbp.com.

Ice Protect Plus Underlayment

Underlayment Specialties Plus

Ice Protect Plus (IPP) is a self-adhesive modified asphalt underlayment. The topside is polyester surfacing for high-temperature applications under metal and tile roofing. This underlayment is used under the primary roof covering for the prevention of moisture intrusion. Manufactured with SBS-modified asphalt, IPP comes with a selvedge edge, a split poly release liner and a smooth polyester surface, making it easy to install and eliminating the need for a slip sheet under metal roofing. IPP has been engineered with an aggressive adhesive that will adhere to the decking and also withstands temperatures up to 260 degrees Fahrenheit. For more information, call 267-263-2308 or visit www.uspunderlayment.com.

LeakBarrier EasyTorch SA Base

Tarco

The LeakBarrier EasyTorch product lineup includes a self-adhesive base sheet, a torch-applied smooth-membrane, and a torch-applied granular membrane. These membranes can be used separately or in combination for a wide range of low-slope roofing applications. They can be installed over a variety of substrates and can be used in the repairs of modified bituminous as well as built-up roofing systems. LeakBarrier EasyTorch SA Base serves as a perfect alternative to traditional mechanically-attached base plies because it offers the advantages of a premium self-adhesive base sheet. For more information, call 800-365-4506, fax 501-945-7718 or visit www.tarcoroofing.com.

High-Performance Underlayment

Grace Construction Products

Grace Underlayments extend the life of a roof by protecting against leaks caused by extreme weather and other environmental conditions. For more than 25 years, Grace has been recognized as the original and leading self-adhered roofing underlayment. Designed for all types of roofs and for high temperature applications, Grace is the high performance solution of choice for architects, specifiers and roofing contractors around the world who have come to rely on the long-term protection delivered by Grace. For more information, visit www.graceconstruction.com.

Peel-N-Stick Felt Underlayment

TAMKO Building Products

The foundation for every great roof is a properly installed underlayment and with TAMKO Building Products, Inc.’s newest product, the job just got easier. TAMKO’s new Peel-N-Stick Felt is the industry’s first and only saturated felt underlayment with a release film backing that can be peeled off and the underlayment applied directly to the roof deck. No cap nails or staples are needed to install the Peel-N-Stick Felt. The new Peel-N-Stick Felt will be available nationwide, except for the state of Florida, starting the first quarter of 2010. For more information on Peel-N-Stick Felt, visit www.tamko.com.

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