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New TAMKO Synthetic Underlayment Pairs Well With Metal Roofing

Contractors can also personalize underlayment with their printed logo and phone number.

TAMKO Synthetic Guard & Synthetic Guard PlusBALTIMORE, MARYLAND – October 26, 2016 TAMKO Building Products, Inc. has added Synthetic Guard Plus Underlayment, which can be used for application underneath metal roofing, as well as, mechanically fastened tile, wood shake, asphalt, slate and composite roofing.

Synthetic Guard Plus is unique to TAMKO as an underlayment made of plastic fibers, spun bonded to make non-woven mat, and printed with lay lines and cap nail locations for additional ease of installation. It also has cap nail locations for high wind and Florida applications.

Printing of contractors’ one-, two- or three-color company logo and phone number directly on the fabric of Synthetic Guard Plus Underlayment is available for an additional charge through TAMKO’s custom logo print program.  

Director of Builder/Contractor Relations for TAMKO, Alex Hines said, “The ability to customize Synthetic Guard Plus Underlayment with their own logo and phone number gives contractors a chance to make every roof project an advertising opportunity for their business.”


TAMKO Building Products LLC is a leading independent manufacturer of residential roofing shingles crafted with American pride for more than 75 years. At TAMKO, the popular Heritage® shingle series and Proline shingle series feature the best roofing colors on the market that are backed by a brand name recognized for its rich history, core values of honesty and integrity, quality products and processes, authority with building professionals and support for its community. For more information about TAMKO, visit our website at