At what exposure should TAMKO hip and ridge shingles be installed?
Apply the shingles with a 5-1/8″ exposure, beginning at the bottom of the hip or from the end of the ridge opposite the direction of the prevailing winds.
Are TAMKO shingles metric?
The products are available in standard and metric sizes. Fire Classification: TAMKO asphalt shingles covered under this Report have been tested for fire classification Class A in accordance with UL 790 (ASTM E108).
Why is there a plastic strip on the back of shingles?
Note: The film strips on the back of each shingle are to prevent sticking together of the shingles while in the bundle. Their removal is NOT required during application.
Do you need to put strapping under metal roofing?
Single wood strapping is better than no strapping, as it creates a wider gap between the existing roof decking and the metal roof, but doesn’t afford enough ventilation to resolve condensation issues. It also does not allow leveling of the roof, which corrects swells and swales on the roof.
Do you overlap shingles on a hip roof?
When the shingles that overlap the hip edge are being installed, the portion that overlaps must be trimmed along the hip line. (These pieces can be used at the opposite hip.)
Are TAMKO good shingles?
TAMKO is a quality shingle and ranks the highest in my book. Ten years ago, I used a mixture of CertainTeed, GAF, TAMKO and Owens Corning. I switched to TAMKO first because of color choices. I always thought TAMKO had the best colors on the market.
Should I remove the plastic strip from shingles?
Because the cellophane strips have no effect on the performance of asphalt shingles, it’s fine to leave them in place as you install the shingles. In fact, the effort to remove them is unnecessary and just adds an extra step for the contractor.
Do you remove the clear plastic from shingles?
The GAF shingle application instructions for our entire product line specifically state that that film does not need to be removed. Note: The film strips on the back of each shingle are to prevent sticking together of the shingles while in the bundle. Their removal is NOT required during application.
How much should architectural shingles overlap?
Lay down the underlayment from the roof edge up to the ridge. Overlap each row by two inches. Sides should be overlapped by four inches.
Where does butyl tape go on metal roof?
Butyl/Sealant Tape designed for side and end lap sealing of metal panels, roof vents and pipe flashing, Butyl/Sealant tape provides optimum sealing in harsh environments and adheres to most clean dry metal surfaces and does not harden, bleed or stain.
How far apart should metal roofing screws be?
Make sure that the roofing screws are not too close to each other. It is best to place each roofing screw about one and a half to two feet apart, but not more than that.
What underlayment should be used under metal roofing?
The traditional and most common material used for roof underlayment on a steep-slope metal roof is non-perforated, asphalt-impregnated felt underlayment. There are several types of felt underlayment including both organic reinforced and inorganic reinforced.
What is the warranty for Tamko products?
That’s why TAMKO provides a limited warranty for many products, that includes a binding arbitration clause and other terms and conditions which are incorporated herein by reference. You may obtain a copy of the Limited Warranty below or by calling 1-800-641-4691. Certain colors and products may not be available in your area.
Why choose Tamko roofing?
As one of the largest roofing manufacturers in the nation, TAMKO is committed to creating beautiful, innovative products to help homeowners craft their dream roofs. Learn more about how TAMKO’s extensive variety of building products can add color, style and curb appeal to your home.
Who is the manufacturer of Tamko shingles?
About TAMKO ® TAMKO Building Products LLC is a leading independent manufacturer of residential roofing shingles crafted with American pride for more than 75 years.