April 2013

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Shingles provide wind resistance

TAMKO® Building Products Inc. has introduced Heritage® IR shingles, which are made with a double-layer fiberglass mat and nonwoven polyester fabric reinforcement. The mat layers are coated with asphalt, laminated together and surfaced with mineral granules. A self-sealing asphalt strip reportedly helps provide wind resistance.

Heritage IR shingles are for roof deck applications with slopes no less than 2 inches per foot. The shingles are 13 1/4 by 39 3/8 inches and available in classic Heritage colors—olde English pewter, rustic black, rustic cedar and weathered wood—and America's Natural colors—natural timber and thunderstorm grey.

In addition, the company has introduced Tam-Shield Synthetic Underlayment, which reportedly is lightweight and strong. The underlayment is printed with lay lines and guides, which indicate where to install cap nails, and nail guides for high-wind installation. It is available in 5- or 10-square rolls and is light gray, which provides a cool working surface...

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