For the ultimate "Cool Roof" there is now available a new and
innovative thermal protection membrane for tile or metal roofs called "Thermal
Control Membrane for roof underlayment" (TCMRU). This product is comprised
of several layers of patented membranes and reinforcement scrim which rejects
over 95% of the radiant heat which previously heats up the roofing tiles, then
the roof deck, then the attic. TCMRU not only increases comfort and
significantly reduces energy costs, it virtually allows the bitumen based tile
underlayment to last forever since most of the heat changes direction before it
gets to the black paper.
Close up shot of the dried and brittle underlayment paper. This can
happen in as little as ten years.
If you live in a
sunny climate and are considering replacing your roof this is your opportunity
in place a
product that will pay for itself for the life of the roof.
Lower attic temps mean less heat to be removed
Less heat also equates to increased comfort
Twenty five year warranty against product
Installs directly over conventional bitumen based roofing
is significantly cooler
Ducts deliver colder air
Easily integrates with existing tile roof
underlayments or when
using a metal roof.
Extends the life of the bitumen impregnated
Shown here TCM Roof Underlayment in a new build
Architect: Biltform Architecture Builder: Krohn West Location: Phoenix
The living space under this
West facing roof could not be cooled regardless of the thermostat
setting. Contractors were giving estimates of $7500 for a larger a/c
for comfort which this client was seriously considering in an effort to gain
comfort for his family. Pulling up the tile and installing our TCM Roof
Underlayment immediately eliminated the symtoms by addressing the
problem. It was also1/5 the cost of a new a/c unit and will now have lower
bills not higher.
Roof tile being
reinstalled over the TCM Roof Underlayment system. Notice
scrim fused into the top layer for strength. This means it can
be walked on during installation without being damaged and
offers superior tear strength. Click here for a video showing TCM
Roof Underlayment being installed on a Phoenix apartment complex.
Notice the Aura
Vents on the roof.
Great for metal roofs!
Video of TCM Roof Underlayment being installed under a
metal tile roof