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FAQs About Tag & Stick

We’ve put together some frequently asked questions to give you all the Tag & Stick Information you need.

1. What is roof underlayment used for?

Roofing Underlayment is a protective layer between the framing materials and covering layer. It acts as a barrier that prevents water leaks and mold from damaging your home.

2. Are there different types of roof underlayment?

There are three common types of roof underlayment:

  • Asphalt-saturated felt: This underlayment is made from refined crude oil residue. The asphalt mixture acts as the waterproofing ingredient.
  • Modified asphalt: These are usually inorganic sheets that have rubberized treated asphalt content keeping it somewhat pliable over time.
  • Non-bitumen synthetic: These are made from hard-wearing plastics such as polypropylene or polyethylene. Synthetics display good waterproofing and durability ratings.

3. Do you have to install roof underlayment?

Roof underlayment is highly required in most areas. It acts as THE layer of defense against water and mold damage. Without underlayment, rain could soak into your roof deck, causing potential problems.

4. Can I install a roof underlayment myself?

Roof underlayment installation is a specialized and detailed process. It’s highly recommended using a professional roofer to install it for you. Installing underlayment Roofing underlayment requires extensive knowledge about roofing and underlayment application. It’s best to get a roofer in from the start.

5. What is Tag & Stick Roof underlayment?

Tag & Stick is a two-ply, modified asphalt water barrier underlayment system. It combines a mechanical attachment with self-adhering technology. This allows for a versatile application and comes with many unique benefits.

6. What makes Tag & Stick different from other products?

Tag & Stick installs uniquely better than conventional two-ply systems. It only requires a single step to install. It’s two-layer modified system offers twice the thickness of competitors. This offers a very effective water barrier. Tag & Stick doesn’t require deck priming. It eliminates the use of hot tar and torches yet offers a mechanically sound attachment.

7. Does Tag & Stick offer UV Protection?

Tag & Stick is constructed from reinforced modified asphalt and a polyester surface. This composition gives is UV protective properties. Tag & Stick can withstand direct UV exposure for up to 180 days without damage. This allows for a flexible roofing installation schedule.

8. Does Tag & Stick work in colder climates?

Yes, Tag & Stick excels in most climates. For proper adhesion, apply only when the temperature is 40°F or higher. This applies to the temperature of the air, desk, and materials. If it’s colder than this, wait for the materials to warm up for the best results. You can refer to our Tag & Stick general recommendations document for more information.

9. Does Tag & Stick work in tropical climates?

Yes, Tag & Stick excels in warm tropical climates. It’s proven to be an effective water barrier during tropical storms. Remember not to get your roof underlayment installed in the rain. It will apply best in dry conditions.

10. Does Tag & Stick work with any type of roof? (Shingle, Tile, Metal)

Tag & Stick is an extremely versatile underlayment system. It works on tile, shingle, slate, metal, and shakes roofing types.

11. Does Tag & Stick work on steep slope roofs?

Yes, Tag & Stick can now be installed on flat any steep slope roofing nailable deck type. This is because of its superior self-adhering technology.

13. What is “peel and stick underlayment”?

Peel and stick underlayment consists of a high-density polyester or polyethylene layer. This is saturated in modified bitumen (A blend of rubberized asphalt and polymers). This combination produces an underlayment that’s more tear-resistant, durable, and elastic than traditional felt.

14. Is synthetic underlayment better than felt underlayment?

Synthetic underlayment comes with several advantages over felt underlayment. Synthetic underlayment can be left exposed for up to 6 months. It provides better wind resistance and prevents slipping on the roof deck. Synthetic underlayment is safer with no hazardous materials required during the installation process. One advantage of felt underlayment is that it’s more affordable than synthetics.

15. What is a “square”?

This is construction terminology for 100 square feet (10’ x 10’) of coverage.

16. Is Tag & Stick licensed, insured, and state-certified?

Tag & Stick carries Florida Building Code (FBC) approval. It also belongs to the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association. Furthermore, Tag & Stick forms part of the Roofing Contractors Association of South Florida and is also Miami-Dade County approved. Tag & Stick offers a limited 25-year warranty if all the installation requirements are met.

18. How much does Tag & Stick roof underlayment cost? 

Getting a cost estimate from your roofing distributor.  Visit the Tag & Stick starter sheet calculations page to get material needs for your estimates.

19. What are the benefits of having a quality roof underlayment?

High end Underlayments provide important benefits. These include:

  • Weather and rain protection, Protection from water damage
  • Protects your roof deck
  • Fire safety
  • Moisture barrier
  • Adds more insulation, creating energy efficiency