Tamko Shingles Company Overview
Tamko Building Products was founded originally as a roofing business in 1944 in Joplin, Missouri by E.L Craig. The company expanded substantially and continues to produce roofing shingles and many other building products. A family-operated business, Tamko operates across North America but remains headquartered in Missouri.
The Tamko Warranty
Tamko produces three lines of shingles including 4-way locking Metalworks® steel shingles in a variety of colors, Lamarite® Composite Slate and Shakes in three colours, and standard 3-tab asphalt and laminated fibreglass asphalt shingles in a wide selection of colors. Warranties offered vary from 30 to 50 years depending upon the product chosen.
Standard asphalt shingles and laminated architectural shingles are less expensive than steel shingles, and far less expensive than high-end slate and cedar shake roofs they may emulate. Lightweight Tamko steel shingles are less expensive than copper or the slate roofing.
Tamko Shingle Installation
Installation varies with the product chosen. Tamko shingles may be installed using common shingling methods. Interlocking steel shingles must be installed as per the manufacturer’s instructions and should not be installed on roofs with a slope of 3 /12 or less.
Lamarite® composite shingles are durable and long-lived, having a Class A fire rating and a Class 4 impact rating.
In addition to standard asphalt 3-tab shingles, additional styles, colours and architectural designs are offered by Tamko, including Metalworks® steel shingles having the appearance of slate or shakes. A wide variety of attractive choices is offered for any roofing application solution .
Lamarite® composite and steel shingles carry a 50 year limited warranty and the 7 Year Full Start program warranty. The warranty is transferable within the first two years. Laminated shingles are covered by 30 year limited warranties. The customer must carefully note and understand all details that apply to the product chosen.
Tamko continues to offer a wide variety of attractive products for every roofing application.
Contact Tamko Shingles:
Tamko Building Products
220 West 4th Street
P.O. Box 1404
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone Toll free: 1-800- 641-4691