IRVING, Texas — PrimeSource Building Products recently was awarded a patent for its innovative design of a synthetic underlayment called ShingleLayment, which the company claims is the only synthetic underlayment in the market designed to protect a roof and look like a shingled rooftop during construction.

“Homeowners don’t want to be looking out at a sea of blue tarps or product logos covering unfinished roofs during a construction project,” said Peter Barrego, vice president of global sourcing.  “We decided to create an effective synthetic underlayment that also looks good.”

Synthetic underlayments, Barrego, said, have quickly become industry standard, replacing petroleum-laden asphalt roofing felt, known commonly as tar paper. But all featured unsightly designs featuring brand logos or bright colors.

ShingleLayment is available in an exclusive patented shingle print pattern, making it the only AC 188-listed underlayment that gives the appearance of a finished roof while a home is under construction or under repair.

In addition to improving the look of a project provides immediate roof deck protection and a long-lasting secondary water-shedding layer ShingleLayment is made of tough UV-treated woven polypropylene and has a high tensile strength that resists wind blow off and can resist the sun’s harmful rays for up to 180 days. Combine these features with a non-skid walking surface and you have the ultimate roofing underlayment.

“PrimeSource is always looking for innovative products to add to our portfolio,” said Building Materials Group Manager Andy Spyhalski. “We know we are a key supplier and we want to respond to our customers’ needs and give them innovative choices.”

ShingleLayment is available in three weight classes: lightweight ShingleLayment LWE; mid-weight ShingleLayment-15 Pro; and heavy-weight ShingleLayment® Premium.

All ShingleLayment®styles are third-party tested to ICC AC 188, Florida Statewide Building Code and are backed by PrimeSource’s limited warranty.

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