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Tamko® Roofing Products makes several lines of roofing products for residential and commercial applications. Tamko focuses on producing shingles and roofing products from man-made materials that most closely resemble natural shingle products, like slate and shake shingles.
Tamko manufactures three primary lines of roofing shingles: Lamarite® shingles, composite shingles made to look like slate or shake shingles; Metalworks® Steel shingles, lightweight metal shaped to mimic slate, wood and tile; Heritage® Series shingles, laminated asphalt shingles in a variety of colors, styles and cuts.
Tamko also manufactures other roofing products, including: a white roof coating to reflect sun rays and keep interior temperatures low and a roll roofing product under the product name Awaplan®. Tamko also makes a line of composite decking and railing products. The products are marketed under the EverGrain® label.
Tamko Roofing Products was started by E.L. Craig in 1944 in Joplin, Missouri. Craig focused on developing residential and commercial roofing products and selling throughout the southern states. Tamko has remained a family business for three generations. Each generation of family leadership has altered and refined the vision of the company.
Tamko expanded their product line, their manufacturing facilities and their sales territory. Before long, Tamko had plants in Kansas, Maryland, Tennessee, Alabama, and Texas. Tamko maintains their corporate headquarters in Joplin, Missouri, with branch sales offices scattered throughout the United States.
Tamko warranties vary by product line:
- Lamarite Composite Shingles -- Laminated composite shingles carry a 50 year limited warranty and a warranty referred to as a 7 Year Full Start. The 7 Year Full Start covers any manufacturer defect within the first 7 years, replacement of materials and labor included. The 50 year limited warranty covers the material replacement of shingles except in cases of improper installation, lack of routine maintenance, such as the buildup of moss, leaves, needles or infestation. There is a limited transferability of the warranty. The transfer of warranty is only effective within the first 2 years of the warranty period. These shingles also carry a 5 year limited liability (materials only) against wind damage from wind up to 90 mph.
- Metalworks Steel Shingles -- Metal shingles carry the same 50 year limited warranty.
- Heritage Laminated Asphalt Shingles -- Tanko offers several laminated asphalt shingle products. Some of the shingles are treated with an algae-relief product. These shingles carry an "AR" designation. The lines of shingles either offer a 50 year limited warranty, or a 30 year limited warranty. Shingles made to be algae resistant (AR) carry a 10-year limited algae relief warranty which covers material replacement for manufacturers defect during the first 10 years.
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Phone: (800) 641-4691
P.O. Box 1404
Joplin, MO 64801