The current state of underlayments could be summed up in three words, “better than ever,” according to Tom Metoxen, Manager of Technical and Warranty Services for Carlisle Residential.



The current state of underlayments could be summed up in three words, “better than ever,” according to Tom Metoxen, Manager of Technical and Warranty Services for Carlisle Residential.

“There have been numerous advances in the manufacturing of underlayments to provide multiple options for multiple purposes,” Metoxen said. “Carlisle has made an effort to provide a wide range of underlayments to meet the wide range of needs in roofing industry.”

The variety of finished roofing products can dictate what must be used as an underlayment, said Metoxen, noting that with metal roofing a heat resistant or high temperature product must be used. “Different climates can also require the use of a specific underlayment,” he said.

Roofing underlayments were originally used for temporary protection against the elements, but are now an integral part of a building’s overall roof systems, said Anthony Mass, technical administrator for Polyglass USA.

““Underlayments provide a vital layer of protection on top of the sheathing to help keep moisture out of the building, and are considered a necessary piece of the roofing structure,”” Mass said. “The advancements made in roofing systems and roofing underlayments lead to a stronger, longer-lasting roof that holds up better against weathering.”

UV exposure time limits depend on the type and surfacing of the membrane.

“TU Plus, for example, has a high-strength fabric on the upper surface, and has an exposure time of 180 days,” said Mass, who stressed the importance of proper installation procedures.

Atilla Sebuktekin, GAF-Elk Vice President of Marketing for Steep Slope Roofing and Decorative Stone Products, said the industry has trended towards better quality underlayments for roof deck protection over the years.

“Today, more contractors are making the switch to underlayments that are exceptionally strong, faster and easier to install, durable when exposed to elements of nature and more breathable than traditional felts,” Sebuktekin said. “Traditional felts are not as strong and durable, and can absorb moisture, causing severe buckling and wrinkling.”

GAF-Elk recognizes the growing need and is promoting such products as Deck Armor Premium breathable underlayment as part of a complete roofing system.

“This is more than just having a great product, it is also about providing field technical support as well as education to the roofing contractor on how to promote and sell superior underlayments,” Sebuktekin said. “The roofing industry has seen many entries from synthetic underlayment manufacturers who said, ‘I have a product just like that,’ and followed by their subsequent exits due to product failure and/or lack of contractor support and education.”

Synthetic underlayments continue to grow at the expense of traditional asphalt felt paper, said Sandro Di Pede of SDP Advanced Polymer Products. “The cost gap between synthetic and felt is reducing, thus helping to generate additional interest and trial of synthetics,” Di Pede said. “But what is key - to synthetic acceptance and continued growth - is safety with respect to walkability on pitched roofs, especially in wet, dusty, contaminated conditions.”

Tarco President Steve Ratcliff said there are strong forces at work in the underlayment marketplace. “Not long ago, traditional asphalt-saturated felt was a mainstay of residential roofing,” Ratcliff said. “Unfortunately, it did not perform well as a secondary water barrier, it was subject to UV deterioration, and it had very short exposure limits during installation.”

Ratcliff said many types of self-adhering and synthetic underlayments have been introduced over the last 10 years, with the addition of specialty products designed for specific roofs and climates. As a result, the underlayment product category is gaining tremendous respect. “Labor savings coupled with superior performance will encourage most contractors to offer premium underlayment to customers as standard rather than as an optional upgrade,” said Ratcliff. “The superior dry-in benefits and UV resistance of premium underlayment gives contractors greater flexibility in scheduling primary roofing system installations. The secondary water barrier provides extra protection when the primary roof fails for whatever reason.”

Edward Sueta, marketing manger at ALCO-NVC Inc., said the key ingredient to the success of underlayments is the ice and water protector used under shingles, metal and slate. “They come in smooth, granulated and a high temperature version for under metal,” Sueta said. “Future generations must consist of a hybrid that is synthetic and able to seal around nails, metal fasteners and metal screws - one that can do it all.”

The manufacturers provided the information contained in the following underlayments roundup. For more information on these products, please contact the manufacturers or visit www.roofingcontractor.com.

ALCO-NVC Inc.

Product Name: ALCO SHIELD: 275, 276 SMOOTH and 277 SMOOTH HT.

Application: 275 and 276 are placed under shingles. 277 HT recommended under metal or granular surface membranes.

Composition: Fiberglass reinforced, polymer modified asphalt. 275 have a granular surface. 276 and 277HT have a filmed surface.

Size of roll: 1 (34 pounds) and 2 (66 pounds) square rolls granular surface. Smooth 1 (32 pounds) and 2 (60 pounds) square rolls.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? 277 HT was developed for high-temp applications.

Is it breathable? No. It is a vapor barrier and must have proper ventilation.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 60 days.

Is it walkable? Weather permitting; use caution.

Comments: It is a fiberglass-reinforced waterproofing layer that under shingles resist ice dam and under metal gives waterproof protection. Easy installation with split back self-adhering technology. Seals around nails, metal roofing fasteners and metal screws.

Contact information: 800-323-0029, www.alconvc.com.

ATAS International Inc.

Product Name: ATA-Guard Synthetic Roofing Unerlayment

Application: It can be used under all types of primary roofing materials.

Composition: ATA-Guard is polyolefin based, 100 percent asphalt-free, reinforced underlayment.

Size of roll: It has a nominal thickness of 25 mils and is available in rolls 48 inches wide by 256 feet long (1,024 square feet). Each roll weighs 42 pounds.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? Yes.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 6 months.

Is it walkable? Yes.

Comments: ATA-Guard is a highly engineered, mechanically attached, coated woven synthetic roofing underlayment. Polymers are combined to produce a gray color that is much cooler than traditional asphalt-based underlayments.

Contact information: 610-395-8445, www.atas.com.

ATAS International Inc.

Product Name: ATA-Shield Self Adhesive Underlayment

Application: Uses include, but are not limited to, application under metal roofing where a water resistant barrier is required. It is also suited for desert climatic conditions.

Composition: ATA-Shield is composed of a homogeneous rubberized asphalt waterproofing compound, glass fiber reinforced, with a polypropylene fabric surface. An aggressive self-adhesive compound is applied to the bottom surface.

Size of roll: Membrane is 80 mils thick; rolls are 3 feet, 3 3/8 inches wide by 65 feet, 8 inches long (200 square feet). Each roll weighs 80 pounds.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 90 days.

Is it walkable? Yes. For slopes greater than 3:12, backnailing will be required.

Comments: ATA-Shield is a self-adhering underlayment designed specifically for use under metal roofing.

Contact information: 610-395-8445, www.atas.com .

Atlas Roofing Corporation

Product Name: Summit

Application: Asphalt shingles, metal roofing, synthetic slate shingles, metal shingles, wood shakes-shingles, etc.

Composition: Woven synthetic fabric with proprietary surface coatings.

Size of roll: 48 inches by 250 feet (1,000 square feet per roll).

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 6 months.

Is it walkable? Yes, same as asphalt saturated felt underlayments.

Comments: Summit is designed to provide lifetime protection as a shingle underlayment, providing the water shedding protection needed in a roof covering system to protect the building from water intrusion. Available co-branded.

Contact information: 770-933-4479, www.atlasroofing.com.

Atlas Roofing Corporation

Product Name: Gorilla Guard

Application: Asphalt shingles, metal roofing, synthetic slate shingles, metal shingles, wood shakes-shingles, etc.

Composition: Asphalt saturated felt reinforced with glass fibers.

Size of roll: 36 inches by 1411/2 feet (400 square feet per roll).

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? Yes.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? Cover as soon as possible.

Is it walkable? Yes, same as asphalt saturated felt underlayments.

Comments: Gorilla Guard is a high-performance, glass fiber-reinforced, saturated felt underlayment designed to lay flatter and dry quicker than ordinary saturated felt products. It also has much higher nail holding ability to keep the product on the roof in windy conditions.

Contact information: 770-933-4479, www.atlasroofing.com.

Berger Building Products

Product Name: Pro-Master Roof Shield UDL

Application: Asphalt shingles, wood shakes, tile, non-structural metal roofing, and synthetic and quarry slate.

Composition: Polypropylene

Size of roll: 10 square, 52 inches by 231 feet. 28 pounds.

Suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? One year.

Is it walkable? Yes.

Comments: Berger introduces Pro-Master Roof Shield UDL Synthetic Roofing Underlayment. Pro-Master Roof Shield UDL is made of UV stabilized material rated for one-year exposure. It is lightweight at 28 pounds, 10 squares per roll, 11.2 pounds, 4 squares per roll and is anti-slip coated for safety. Printed with nail pattern and alignment guides and its 52-inch width make for a quicker installation.

Contact information: 800-523-8852, www.bergerbuildingproducts.com.

Carlisle Residential

Product Name: WIP 401LT

Application: Designed for applications where the ambient temperature is between 30 degrees Fahrenheit and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Composition: 40-mil, self-adhering sheet membrane comprised of a strong, skid-resistant polyethylene film laminated to thick layer of highly adhesive rubberized asphalt.

Size of roll: Dimensions: 3 feet by 75 feet (225 square feet). Weight: 62 pounds.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? No.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 60 days.

Is it walkable? Yes, the durable skid-resistant film surface gives the contractor good traction and stability on all pitched roofs.

Comments: WIP 401LT is self-adhering underlayment designed for cool-weather applications that protects the roof structure from water damage, resulting in long-term, dependable protection and performance.

Contact information: 800-211-7170, www.carlisleresidential.com.

Carlisle Residential

Product Name: WIP 403HR

Application: Designed for hot climates and high-temperature areas underneath metal, tile, slate and asphalt shingle roofs.

Composition: 40-mil, self-adhering sheet membrane comprised of a strong, skid-resistant polyethylene film laminated to a thick layer of butyl-modified adhesive.

Size of roll: Dimensions: 3 feet by 75 feet (225 square feet). Weight: 62 pounds.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes. Operating temperature ranges from 25 degrees Fahrenheit to 240 degrees Fahrenheit.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 60 days.

Is it walkable? Yes, the durable skid-resistant film surface gives the contractor good traction and stability on pitched roofs. Comments: WIP 403HR is a premium, self-adhering waterproofing underlayment designed for high-temperature applications. It features a strong tack and self seals around fasteners, resulting in long-term performance and protection.

Contact information: 800-211-7170, www.carlisleresidential.com.

Carlisle Residential

Product Name: WIP 400

Application: With a thicker top polyethylene film layer, this product is designed to provide ultimate protection from moisture beneath shingles, tile, slate, and shake.

Composition: 40-mil, self-adhering sheet membrane comprised of a strong, skid-resistant polyethylene film laminated to thick layer of highly adhesive rubberized asphalt.

Size of roll: Size: 75 feet (0.91 meters by 22.86 meters). Weight: 62 pounds.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? No.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 60 days.

Is it walkable? Yes, the durable skid-resistant film surface gives the contractor good traction and stability on pitched roofs.

Comments: Water and Ice Protection (WIP) 400 is a self-adhering underlayment that features high tensile strength and a skid-resistance surface, providing superior waterproofing protection.

Contact information: 800-211-7170, www.carlisleresidential.com .

CertainTeed Corporation

Product Name: Roofers’ Select High Performance Underlayment

Application: Roofers’ Select is designed for use on roof decks as a water-resistant layer beneath roofing shingles.

Composition: Roofers’ Select is an asphalt-impregnated, fiberglass-reinforced organic felt shingle underlayment.

Size of roll: Roofers’ Select is approximately 44 pounds per roll and covers 400-square-feet. It is 144 feet in length and 3 feet wide.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? No.

Is it breathable? Yes.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? Roofers’ Select is not designed to be permanently exposed to sunlight or to the weather.

Is it walkable? Yes.

Comments: Roofers’ Select is manufactured to meet ASTM D6757 requirements and is UL classified. It lays flat and is extremely resistant to wrinkling. Roofers’ Select reduces the likelihood of slipping and doesn’t tear away from fasteners when walked on or in strong winds.

Contact information: 800-233-8990, www.certainteed.com.

CertainTeed Corporation

Product Name: WinterGuard Series

Application: Waterproofing underlayment for shingle, metal, slate and tile roofs; also suitable for metal roofs.

Composition: WinterGuard is a composite material of asphalt polymers, formed into a rolled sheet. It is available in three different surface finishes: sand, high temperature (HT) and granular.

Size of roll: HT film (short) 29 pounds, 97.5 square feet. HT film 54 pounds, 195 square feet. Sand film (short) 36 pounds, 32.5 square feet. Sand film 69 pounds, 65 square feet. Granular 72 pounds, 65 square feet. All finishes are 3 feet wide.

Suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? Yes. WinterGuard serves as a vapor barrier.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 6 months.

Is it walkable? Yes.

Comments: WinterGuard HT is specially formulated to resist roof temperatures up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit under metal roofs. WinterGuard Sand and Granular underlayments are designed for use on roof decks as a waterproofing barrier.

Contact information: 800-233-8990, www.certainteed.com.

Cosella-Dörken Products Inc.

Product Name: DELTA-VENT S

Application: Clay tile, concrete tile, slate (asphalt shingles and metal cladding possible, but other DELTA roof underlayments are available which are particularly designed for these claddings).

Composition: Two spun-bonded non-woven PP-layers heat-bonded to a waterproof and highly vapor permeable film in the middle.

Size of roll: Length 164 feet; width 4.9 feet; weight 11 24 pounds.

Suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? Yes. The product is highly vapor permeable. At the same time it is impermeable to water and air (thus can also be used as an air barrier).

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? Suggested maximum UV exposure time is 3 months.

Is it walkable? Yes. It has two non-slip surfaces.

Comments: DELTA-VENT S is a highly vapor permeable (120 perms) synthetic roof underlayment, allowing moisture within the roof to escape through the membrane. It is ideal for non-ventilated roofs with concrete, clay, or slate tiles.

Contact information: 905-563-3255, www.deltaroofunderlayments.com.

Cosella-Dörken Products Inc.

Product Name: DELTA-FOXX

Application: Clay tile, concrete tile, slate over ventilated or non-ventilated attic spaces.

Composition: Spun-bonded non-woven PET fabric with special acrylic coating (proprietary process).

Size of roll: Length 164 feet; width 4.9 feet; weight 35 pounds.

Suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? Yes. The product is highly vapor permeable at around 500 perms. At the same time it is impermeable to water.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? Suggested maximum UV exposure time is 6 months.

Is it walkable? Yes. It has two non-slip surfaces.

Comments: DELTA-FOXX is a highly vapor permeable synthetic roof underlayment, allowing moisture within the roof to escape through the membrane. It is ideal for ventilated or non-ventilated roofs with concrete, clay, or slate tiles.

Contact information: 905-563-3255, www.deltaroofunderlayments.com.

Cosella-Dörken Products Inc.

Product Name: DELTA-MAXX TITAN

Application: Clay tile, concrete tile in combination with ventilation space (lath/counter lath installation).

Composition: Needle-punched non-woven PET fabric with special PU-coating (proprietary process), generating an extremely strong underlayment that is waterproof and highly vapor permeable at the same time. On the topside the underlayment is coated with a titanium layer that reflects up to 50 percent of solar radiation.

Size of roll: Length 164 feet; width 4.9 feet; weight 29 pounds.

Suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? The product is highly vapor permeable (commonly described as breathable) at around 40 perms. At the same time it is impermeable to water.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? Suggested maximum UV exposure time is 4 months.

Comments: DELTA-MAXX TITAN is a highly vapor permeable synthetic roof underlayment, allowing moisture within the roof to escape through the membrane. it is idela for non-ventilated roofs with concrete or clay tiles.

Contact information: 905-563-3255, www.deltaroofunderlayments.com.

Cosella-Dörken Products Inc.

Product Name: DELTA-TRELA

Application: This underlayment is specifically designed for metal roof cladding (copper, zinc, galvanized steel, etc.).

Composition: Two layers of spun-bonded non-woven PP, heat-bonded to a highly vapor permeable, waterproof film in the middle, with a 3-dimensinal fiber mesh layer heat-bonded to its top side.

Size of roll: Length 98 feet; width 4.9 feet; weight 36 pounds.

Suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? The product is highly vapor permeable (120 perms). At the same time it is impermeable to water.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 3 months.

Is it walkable? Yes. It has two non-slip surfaces.

Comments: Its integrated drainage layer makes it ideal for ventilated or non-ventilated roofs with metal cladding.

Contact information: 905-563-3255, www.deltaroofunderlayments.com.

ECP - Engineered Coated Products

Product Name: Nova-Seal II

Application: Asphalt shingles, cedar shakes and shingles, concrete and clay tiles, metal, slate, stone-coated metal, synthetics.

Composition: Woven synthetic barrier with polypropylene weave and rubber-modified polyolefin coatings. The textured topside provides wet and dry anti-slip protection. Bottom side is designed to reduce slippage.

Size of roll: Width: 4 feet. Length: 250 feet (1,000 square feet per roll). Weight: 32 pounds each.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? Yes. Nova-Seal II Premium Roofing Underlayment is a vapor barrier.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 12 months.

Is it walkable? Yes.

Comments: Nova-Seal II synthetic underlayment lightweight, strong and durable. The textured rubber surface makes installation easy and safe. Meets Miami Dade County Wind uplift requirement.

Contact information: 800-565-2000, www.ecpinfo.com.

GAF-Elk

Product Name: Shingle-Mate

Application: Roof deck protection.

Composition: Fiberglass reinforced felt.

Size of roll: 36 inches by 144 feet (4 squares per roll. 432 square feet), 30 pounds per roll.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? No.

Is it breathable? Yes.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? Not recommended for extended periods of time.

Is it walkable? Yes, slip resistant surface is walkable, even on steeper pitched roofs.

Comments: Glass reinforced to lay flatter and dry faster resulting in a better looking finished roof. Lightweight, and easy to handle, rolls out easier than traditional felts.

Contact information: 800-ROOF-411, www.gaf.com.

GAF Materials Corp.

Product Name: WeatherWatch Leak Barrier

Application: Leak Barrier.

Composition: Fiberglass reinforced felt.

Size of roll: 1.5 squares: 50 feet by 36 inches. 2.0 squares: 66.7 feet by 36 inches.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? No.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? Up to 60 days, if necessary.

Is it walkable? Yes.

Comments: Repositionable adhesive aggressively adheres over time, self-seals around nails, metal fasteners, and split-back release film peels off in layers for faster installation.

Contact information: 800-ROOF-411, www.gaf.com.

GAF Materials Corp.

Product Name: StormGuard Film Surfaced Leak Barrier

Application: Leak Barrier.

Composition: Fiberglass Reinforced Felt.

Size of roll: 66.8 feet by 36 inches (200 square feet).

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? Up to 60 days, if necessary.

Is it walkable? Yes, as with all film product care should be taken on wet surfaces and steep slopes.

Comments: Repositionable adhesive aggressively adheres over time, self-seals around nails, metal fasteners, resist wrinkling, buckling and split-back release film peels off in layers for faster installation.

Contact information: 800-ROOF-411, www.gaf.com.

GAF-Elk

Product Name: Deck-Armor

Application: Roof deck protection.

Composition: UV-stabilized polypropylene construction.

Size of roll: 54 inches wide by 222 feet long. 10 squares per roll. 37 pounds per roll.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? Yes, 16 perms, more than three times greater than standard roofing felts.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 180 days.

Is it walkable? Yes, special slip resistant surface is walkable, even on steeper pitched roofs.

Comments: Deck-Armor’s “breathable” technology helps prevent moisture from becoming trapped. It is extremely tough and tear resistant; with a special slip-resistant surface that provides exceptional walkability.

Contact information: 800-ROOF-411, www.gaf.com.

Grace Construction Products

Product Name: Grace Ultra

Application: For use with all major roof systems, such as shingles, tiles, slate, metal or cedar shakes.

Composition: Grace Ultra is composed of two waterproofing materials - an aggressive butyl rubber based adhesive backed by a layer of high density cross laminated polyethylene.

Size of roll: Roll length: 70 feet; Roll width: 34 inches; Roll size: 198 feet, 2 inches; Roll weight: 42 pounds; 30 mils (0.76 mm) thick.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? Yes. 0.05 Perms (2.9 ng/m2s Pa). Test method: ASTM E96.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 60 days.

Is it walkable? Yes. The slip-resistant surface maximizes traction.

Comments: Grace Ultra is designed to protect sloped roofs from the effects of wind-driven rain and ice dams in applications where the membrane must withstand high in-service temperatures for extended periods of time.

Contact information: 866-333-3SBM (3726), www.graceconstruction.com.

Grace Construction Products

Product Name: Grace Ice & Water Shield

Application: Slate, tile, cedar shakes, metal, asphalt shingles.

Composition: Grace Ice & Water Shield is a premier membrane composed of two waterproofing materials - an aggressive rubberized asphalt adhesive backed by a layer of high density cross laminated polyethylene.

Size of roll: Roll length: 75 feet, 36 feet. Roll width: 36 inches, 36 inches. Roll size: 225 feet 2 inches, 108 feet 2 inches. Roll weight: 61.4 pounds, 33.6 pounds.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? Yes. 0.05 Perms (2.9 ng/m2s Pa) Test method: ASTM E96.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 30 days.

Is it walkable? Yes. It has a slip resistant embossed surface.

Comments: Grace Ice & Water Shield offers premium leak protection for sloped roofs subject to the effects of ice dams or wind-driven rain.

Contact information: 866-333-3SBM (3726), www.graceconstruction.com.

Grace Construction Products

Product Name: Grace Tri-Flex Xtreme

Application: Tri-Flex Xtreme can be used as a part of all major roof systems, such as shingles, tiles, slate, metal or cedar shakes.

Composition: Grace Tri-Flex Xtreme is comprised of a durable woven fabric, coated with layers of UV-stabilized polyolefin plus a proprietary anti-skid coating on both sides.

Size of roll: Grace Tri-Flex Xtreme is available in 10-square rolls (40 inches wide by 300 feet long). Weight: 31 pounds.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? Yes. 0.04 perms. Test method: ASTM E96, procedure A.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 120 days.

Is it walkable? Yes.

Comments: Grace Tri-Flex Xtreme is an innovative synthetic roofing underlayment featuring an advanced skid-resistant technology. The product is extremely strong, durable, lays flat and is easy to install.

Contact information: 866-333-3SBM (3726), www.graceconstruction.com.

InterWrap Inc./Titanium Products

Product Name: Titanium UDL 25

Application: Sloped, solid roofing decks, 1:12 or greater.

Composition: Titanium roofing products are a highly engineered, mechanically attached, coated synthetic roofing underlayment for sloped roofs. They incorporate advanced polymer chemistry and manufacturing technology.

Size of roll: 48 inches wide by 256 feet long.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 6 months.

Is it walkable? Yes.

Comments: Buy, sell or specify Titanium Synthetic Roofing Underlayments for the best performance and results.

Contact information: 888-713-7663, www.interwrap.com/titanium.

InterWrap Inc./Titanium Products

Product Name: Titanium UDL 30

Application: Sloped, solid roofing decks, 2:12 or greater.

Composition: Titanium roofing products are a highly engineered, mechanically attached, coated synthetic roofing underlayment for sloped roofs. They incorporate advanced polymer chemistry and manufacturing.

Size of roll: 48 inches wide by 256 feet long.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes,

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 6 months.

Is it walkable? Yes.

Comments: The UDL-30 includes the revolutionary patented slip resistant SURE-FOOT nodular walking surface technology. Buy, sell or specify Titanium Synthetic Roofing Underlayments for the best performance and results.

Contact information: 888-713-7663, www.interwrap.com/titanium.

InterWrap Inc./Titanium Products

Product Name: Titanium UDL 50

Application: Sloped, solid roofing decks, 2:12 or greater.

Composition: Titanium roofing products are a highly engineered, mechanically attached, coated synthetic roofing underlayment for sloped roofs. They incorporate advanced polymer chemistry and manufacturing.

Size of roll: 48 inches wide by 256 feet long.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 6 months.

Is it walkable? Yes.

Comments: The UDL-50 includes the revolutionary patented slip resistant SURE-FOOT nodular walking surface technology. Buy, sell or specify Titanium Synthetic Roofing Underlayments for the best performance and results.

Contact information: 888-713-7663, www.interwrap.com/titanium.

MBTechnology

Product Name: LayfastSBS TU35

Application: Mechanically fastened. Ideal for tile, shake, shingle, metal, torch, APP and B.U.R.

Composition: SBS Rubberized Asphalt.

Size of roll: Weight: 78 pounds. Length: 64 feet 9 inches. Width 39.75 inches.

Suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? Yes.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 45 days.

Is it walkable? Yes. Walkable to 6:12 pitch.

Comments: Contains a higher percentage of asphalt for increased waterproofing, longer exposure time, inorganic fiberglass reinforcement eliminates rot associated with felt. More elastic minimizes buckles and wrinkles by laying flatter and smoother, saving time.

Contact information: 800-621-9281, ext. 32, or www.mbtechnology.com.

MBTechnology

Product Name: LayfastSBS TU43

Application: Mechanically fastened. Ideal for tile, shake, shingle, metal, torch APP and BUR.

Composition: SBS Rubberized Asphalt.

Size of roll: Roll weight: 88 pounds. Length 64 feet 9 inches. Width 39.75 inches.

Suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? Yes.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 45 days.

Is it walkable? Yes. Walkable to 6:12 pitch.

Comments: Contains a higher percentage of asphalt for increased waterproofing, longer exposure time, inorganic fiberglass reinforcement eliminates rot associated with felt. More elastic minimizes buckles and wrinkles by laying flatter and smoother, saving time.

Contact information: 800-621-9281, ext.32, or www.mbtechnology.com.

MBTechnology

Product Name: LayfastSBS TU70

Application: Mechanically fastened, ideal for tile, shake, shingle, metal, torch APP and BUR.

Composition: SBS Rubberized Asphalt.

Size of roll: Roll weight: 68 pounds. Length: 32 feet 6 inches. Width 39.75 inches.

Suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? Yes.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 60 days.

Is it walkable? Yes. Walkable to 6:12 pitch.

Comments: Contains a higher percentage of asphalt for increased waterproofing, longer exposure time, inorganic fiberglass reinforcement eliminates rot associated with felt. More elastic minimizes buckles and wrinkles by laying flatter and smoother saving time.

Contact information: 800-621-9281, ext. 32, or www.mbtechnology.com.

MonierLifetile LLC

Product Name: MLT TileSeal

Application: All-weather for any roofing type or material to slopes not less than 3-in-12.

Composition: Modified asphalt w/ woven polyester surface, self-adhered.

Size of roll: 63.5 pounds per roll, 3 feet wide by 66.6 feet long (2-square roll).

Suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 6 months.

Is it walkable? Yes, to maximum roof pitch for any surface.

Comments: Best weather protection, walkability and ease of use compared to any other underlayment. For use in all weather conditions from hurricanes to ice and snow.

Contact information: (800) 571-TILE (8453), or www.monierlifetile.com.

Owens Corning

Product Name: WeatherLock Metal Waterproofing Underlayment Engineered for Metal and Tile.

Application: All types of metal or tile roof systems.

Composition: Polyester non-woven mat fabric surface, durable Fiberglas mat interior reinforcement, mixture of SBS and asphalt adhesive with a removable slip-sheet peel away backer.

Size of roll: 200-square-foot roll (66.7 feet by 3 feet).

Suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 90 days.

Is it walkable? Yes.

Comments: High-temperature waterproofing underlayment for superior roof deck protection with copper or metal roofing products and ideal for both commercial and residential applications.

Contact information: 800-GET-PINK, www.owenscorning.com.

Owens Corning

Product Name: WeatherLock Flex Flexible Self-Sealing Ice and Water Barrier

Application: All types of asphalt shingles, wood shake and quarry slate products.

Composition: Polymeric asphalt surface, durable Fiberglas mat interior reinforcement, mixture of SBS and asphalt adhesive with a removable slip-sheet peel away backer.

Size of roll: 225-square-foot roll (75 feet by 3 feet).

Suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? No.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 30 days.

Is it walkable? Yes.

Comments: Flexible self-sealing ice and water barrier for superior roof deck protection against cracking and deck damage from freeze/thaw cycling, wind-driven rain and water flow.

Contact information: 800-GET-PINK, www.owenscorning.com.

Owens Corning

Product Name: WeatherLock G Granulated Self-Sealing Ice and Water Barrier

Application: All types of Asphalt shingles, wood shake and quarry slate products.

Composition: Granulated asphalt surface, durable Fiberglas mat interior reinforcement, mixture of SBS and asphalt adhesive with a removable slip-sheet peel away backer.

Size of roll: 100 square foot roll (33.3 feet by 3 feet) and 200-square-foot roll (66.7 feet by 3 feet).

Suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? No.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 30 days.

Is it walkable? Yes.

Comments: WeatherLock G Granulated Self-Sealing Ice and Water Barrier has improved tear resistance to allow maximum safety for contractors on the job while allowing proper water flow and preventing ice dams.

Contact information: 800-GET-PINK, www.owenscorning.com.

Owens Corning

Product Name: WeatherLock Mat Mat-Faced Self-Sealing Ice and Water Barrier

Application: All types of Asphalt shingles, wood shake and quarry slate products.

Composition: Polymeric Asphalt Surface, Durable Fiberglas Mat interior reinforcement, Mixture of SBS and asphalt adhesive with a removable slip-sheet peel away backer.

Size of roll: 100-square-foot roll (33.3 feet by 3 feet) and 200-square-foot roll (66.7 feet by 3 feet).

Suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? No.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 30 days.

Is it walkable? Yes.

Comments: Provides superior deck protection while preventing damage caused by freeze/thaw cycling, wind-driven rain and water flow. Ideal for asphalt shingles, wood shakes and quarry slate roof assemblies.

Contact information: 800-GET-PINK, www.owenscorning.com.

Polyglass USA

Product Name: Polystick TU P

Application: Ideally suited for use under tile roof systems.

Composition: Homogenous rubberized asphalt, glass-fiber reinforced with a polyester mat and granulated top surface. Manufactured with Polyglass’ patented ADESO self-adhesive technology.

Size of roll: Dimensions: 32 feet, 10 inches by 3 feet 33/8 inches (100 square feet). Weight: 85 pounds.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes, but it is not recommended for use under metal roofing systems.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 180 days.

Is it walkable? Yes. The underlayment offers unlimited walkability, but back nailing is required with slopes greater than 3:12.

Comments: Manufactured with Polyglass patented ADESO technology, Polystick TU P is a self-adhesive tile roofing underlayment with a granulated top surface for premium durability and excellent skid resistance.

Contact information: 800-222-9782, www.polyglass.com.

Polyglass USA

Product Name: Polystick TU Plus

Application: Designed specifically for use under tile roof systems. Ideal for use in adhesive-set tile applications.

Composition: Homogenous rubberized asphalt, glass-fiber reinforced with a high-strength polyester fabric on the top surface. Manufactured with Polyglass patented ADESO self-adhesive technology, whereby a true polymer-modified asphalt compound is applied to the top surface and an aggressive self-adhesive is applied to the bottom surface.

Size of roll: Dimensions: 65 feet, 8 inches by 3 feet 3 3/8 inches (215.2 square feet). Weight: 80 pounds.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes, resistant up to 260 degrees Fahrenheit.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 180 days.

Is it walkable? Yes. The pitch is unlimited, but Polyglass requires back nailing above 3:12.

Comments: Polystick TU Plus is a durable, self-adhesive underlayment designed for use under tile roof systems, and is ideal for new construction projects where tiles may sit uninstalled for extended periods of time.

Contact information: 800-222-9782, www.polyglass.com.

Polyglass USA

Product Name: Polystick MTS High Temperature

Application: Ideally suited for use under metal roof systems. Can also be used under tile and shingles.

Composition: Homogenous rubberized asphalt, glass-fiber reinforced with polyolefinic film. Manufactured with Polyglass’ patented ADESO self-adhesive technology, whereby a true polymer-modified asphalt compound is applied on the top layer and an aggressive self adhesive is applied on the bottom layer.

Size of roll: Dimensions: 65 feet, 8 inches by 3 feet 3 3/8 inches (215.2 square feet). Weight: 55 pounds.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes, resistant up to 265 degrees Fahrenheit.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 180 days.

Is it walkable? Yes. Walkable up to 3:12.

Comments: Manufactured with Polyglass patented ADESO self-adhesive technology, Polystick MTS is a premium waterproofing underlayment designed for use under heat-intensive roofing products such as metal, tile and shingles.

Contact information: 800-222-9782, www.polyglass.com.

Polyglass USA

Product Name: Polystick IR-Xe

Application: For use under tile and metal roofing products. Also designed for use in hips, valleys and flashing.

Composition: Homogenous rubberized asphalt, glass-fiber reinforced with aggregate top surface for skid resistance. Manufactured with Polyglass patented ADESO self-adhesive technology. The product is available in sand and granular versions.

Size of roll: Dimensions: 65 inches by 8 inches by 3 feet, 3 3/8 inches (215.2 square feet). Weight: 60 pounds.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes, resistant up to 265 degrees Fahrenheit.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 30 days.

Is it walkable? Yes, walkable up to 3:12 and higher with back nailing.

Comments: Polystick IR-Xe features a self-sealing top layer that seals around all properly installed fasteners, resulting in superior waterproofing protection and improved roof system performance.

Contact information: 800-222-9782, www.polyglass.com.

RKW - Group

Product Name: APTRA

Application: APTRA is a breathable membrane, which is the key functional component in the composite for the production of breathable roofing underlayments.

Composition: It is a single-layer membrane, which is used as the key functional component in the composite in the breathable roof underlayment.

Size of roll: Widths are 63, 84, 120 inches; length is 5,000 linear yards (and on customer request).

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? Yes.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 60 days.

Is it walkable? APTRA is walkable and suitable for all roof pitches depending on the whole laminate structure.

Comments: ROOFTOPGUARD II and Aptra film are the original synthetic roofing materials that have set the standard for the roofing industry in North America and Europe. APTRA can also be delivered printed and in custom sizes.

Contact information: 877-717-5987, www.rooftopguard.com, www.rkw-group.com

RKW - Group

Product Name: ROOFTOPGUARD II

Application: Suitable for use under all roofing materials.

Composition: ROOFTOPGUARD II is a synthetic, ready-made five-layer polypropylene/polyethylene construction.

Size of roll: 60 inches by 200 inches, 43 pounds.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? For ROOFTOPGUARD II we give you a 25-year limited guarantee with an uncovered exposure of 6 months.

Is it walkable? ROOFTOPGUARD II is walkable and should be suitable for all roof pitches.

Comments: ROOFTOPGUARD II and Aptra film are the original synthetic roofing materials that have set the standard for the roofing industry in North America and Europe. We can offer a custom print on ROOFTOPGUARD.

Contact information: 877-717-5987, www.rooftopguard.com, www.rkw-group.com

SDP Advanced Polymer Products Inc.

Product Name: PALISADE-SA-HT self-adhered roof underlayment

Application: Shingle, metal, tile, shake, synthetic, slate.

Composition: 100 percent Synthetic Polymer/Modified Asphalt.

Size of roll: 36 inches by 67 feet (2-square-foot roll). 45 pounds per roll.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes, rated to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 6 months.

Is it walkable? Yes, with category leading STRONGHOLD skid resistant technology.

Comments: PALISADE-SA-HT self-adhered roof underlayment possesses category leading STRONGHOLD wet/dusty surface skid-resistant technology and true HT performance for demanding metal and tile applications. Featuring KOOL BLUE cool roof surface technology (eight times cooler than felt), and 6 months UV/wind/rain exposure.

Contact information: 866-747-4035, www.sdp-products.com.

SDP Advanced Polymer Products Inc.

Product Name: PALISADE SYNTHETIC roof underlayment.

Application: Shingle, metal, tile, shake, synthetic, slate.

Composition: 100 percent synthetic polymer.

Size of roll: 41.5 inches by 290 feet (10-square roll); 37 pounds per roll.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes, rated to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 6 months.

Is it walkable? Yes, with category leading STRONGHOLD skid resistant technology.

Comments: PALISADE Synthetic Roof underlayment possesses category leading STRONGHOLD wet/dusty surface skid-resistant technology. Featuring KOOL BLUE cool roof surface technology (eight times cooler than felt), and 6 months UV/wind/rain exposure.

Contact information: 866-747-4035, www.sdp-products.com.

Sharkskin

Product Name: Sharkskin Ultra

Application: Tile, metal and slate.

Composition: Patented polypropylene structure.

Size of roll: 48 inches by 250 feet (10-square roll).

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? Along the vertical and horizontal seams.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 12 months.

Is it walkable? Yes. Slip resistant when wet.

Comments: The toughest, most abrasion-resistant synthetic underlayment available. Use the fastener of your choice - no plastic caps required. Warranties available to match the long-term warranty of the primary roof covering.

Contact information: 805-750-0084, www.sharkskin.us.

Sharkskin

Product Name: Sharkskin Comp

Application: Asphalt shingles/metal roofing (see Kirsch technical bulletin).

Composition: Patented polypropylene structure.

Size of roll: 48 inches by 250 feet (10-square roll).

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? Along the vertical and horizontal seams.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 6 months.

Is it walkable? Yes. Slip resistant when wet.

Comments: No plastic caps required; use standard 3/8-inch head nails, staples or plastic caps per Kirsch Building Products installation instructions. Install shingles faster with patent-pending symmetrical printed lay lines. Warranty matches the asphalt shingles manufacturers’ warranties.

Contact information: 805-750-0084, www.sharkskin.us.

Sharkskin

Product Name: Sharkskin Ultra SA

Application: Metal, tile, slate, concrete and clay tile can be installed using PolyFoam. Sharkskin Ultra SA and Sharkskin Ultra can be installed in a system per Miami-Dade.

Composition: Patented polypropylene structure.

Size of roll: 48 inches by 125 feet (5-square roll).

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 12 months.

Is it walkable? Yes. Slip resistant when wet.

Comments: The next generation in self-adhered underlayments - Patent Pending, PolyFoam approved. More coverage per roll over standard peel-and-stick underlayments; lightweight. Long-term warranties match slate, tile and metal manufacturers’ warranties.

Contact information: 805-750-0084, www.sharkskin.us.

Sharkskin

Product Name: Sharkskin Ultra Radiant

Application: An energy-saving premium underlayment for Tile, slate and metal. Note reflective insulating side must face an air space. Designed originally for installation in counter battened tile installations.

Composition: Patented polypropylene structure with reflective layer.

Size of roll: 48 inches by 250 feet (10-square roll).

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? Along the vertical and horizontal seams.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? 12 months

Is it walkable? Yes. Slip-resistant when wet.

Comments: Patented state-of-the-art energy saving radiant barrier. Reduces attic temperatures, reducing cooling costs. Long-term warranties match the tile, slate and metal manufacturers’ warranties.

Contact information: 805-750-0084, www.sharkskin.us.

Tarco

Product Name: LeakBarrier PS200HT Ice and Water Armor

Application: Tile, metal, slate and asphalt shingles.

Composition: PS200HT is a premium, SBS modified, glass fiber-reinforced, self-adhesive modified bituminous roofing underlayment. It is manufactured with a specially engineered Hybrid Polymer System formulation and surfaced with a polyester fabric.

Size of roll: 66.8 feet by 36 inches (200-square-foot per roll); 48 pounds per roll.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? Up to 90 days.

Is it walkable? Yes.

Comments: PS200HT self-adhering metal underlayment is made using a dual compound technology with a specially engineered Hybrid-Polymer System to withstand high temperatures up to 260 degrees Fahrenheit. It is the only self-adhering metal underlayment with greater than 130 gsm dual reinforcement.
Contact information: 800-365-4506, www.tarcoroofing.com.

Tarco

Product Name: LeakBarrier MS300 (Granular Surface) and SS400 (Smooth Surface) Ice and Water Armor products.

Application: Asphalt shingle, shake, slate and tile roofing applications.

Composition: Top compound, SBS formula; bottom compound, aggressive peel and stick. Fiberglass mat reinforcement. MS300 is coated with a mineral surface to provide enhanced skid resistance.

Size of roll: 33.4-foot by 36 inches (100-square-foot per roll); 35 pounds per roll. Or 66.8 feet by 36 inches (200 square feet per roll); 70 pounds per roll.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? No.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? Up to 30 days.

Is it walkable? Yes.

Comments: LeakBarrier Ice and Water Armor products are self-adhering membranes designed to protect the deck or interior of a building from ice damming and wind-driven rain. Ice and Water Armor is equally effective in critical roofing areas.

Contact information: 800-365-4506, www.tarcoroofing.com.

Tarco

Product Name: LeakBarrier Fast90 Tile Underlayment.

Application: Fast90 is for all mechanical and adhesive set slate and tile roof applications. Composition: Made from a premium quality organic mat, impregnated with asphalt saturant, then coated with a high-grade weathering asphalt and surfaced with ceramic granules to protect against UV, weathering and physical damage. It has a self-adhering compound on the bottom side and on the side lap, utilizing a highly adhesive SBS modified asphalt protected by a split-back release liner for easy installation.

Size of roll: 36 feet by 36 inches (108 square feet per roll); 75 pounds per roll.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? No.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? Unlimited exposure.

Is it walkable? Yes, slopes up to 10:12, wet or dry.

Comments: Fast90 Tile Underlayment is a premium self-adhering membrane that offers the best features of a traditional 90 sheet without any fumes or odor. The self-adhering layer seals around nails.

Contact information: 800-365-4506, www.tarcoroofing.com.

Tarco

Product Name: LeakBarrier EasyLay HPP Asphalt Saturated Underlayment.

Application: Suitable for metal, tile and shingle applications and as a nailable base sheet for self-adhering membranes.

Composition: EasyLay is manufactured by coating a polyester fabric with time-proven, moisture-resistant asphalt to provide excellent weatherability and handling.

Size of roll: Convenient 4-square, 36-inch wide roll.

Is it suitable for use in high-temp applications (metal)? Yes.

Is it breathable? No.

Once installed, how long can it be left exposed? Up to 6 months.

Is it walkable? Yes, slopes up to 10:12, wet or dry.

Comments: This unique high-performance underlayment combines the advantages of traditional asphalt-saturated felts with those of newer synthetic materials. EasyLay lays flat and wrinkle free and yet is pliable, conforming to peaks and valleys. The asphalt seals around fasteners so there is no need for plastic-cap fasteners.

Contact information: 800-365-4506, www.tarcoroofing.com.