Ox Engineered Products, manufacturer of structural sheathing and thermal insulation products, is introducing self-adhered, slip-resistant roof underlayment – ToughSkin HT Ice & Water Guard™. Four key components make it ideal for tile and metal roofs that can last up to 75 years:
• A rubberized asphalt adhesive base layer that provides for superior adhesion even in high-temperature climates.
• Woven and non-woven reinforcement layers (laminated together).
• A UV-shielded waterproof layer for protection from rain, snow, and ice.
• A top layer that includes a SlipSafe® Technology walking surface to reduce the chance of slips or falls during installation, ensuring a safer working environment for roofers.
The product also features overlapping adhesive sealing strips at the seams for enhanced water resistance, a thick self-sealing adhesive base layer that seals around fasteners, and a lightweight split release liner made from siliconized film for easier installation. The standard roll size is 36” wide by 67’ long (or 200 square feet). The product may be used as an underlayment on all sloped roof coverings including under slate, tile, cedar shakes, metal, and traditional asphalt shingles.