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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, 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. Since 1944, 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