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Practical Tips for Installing Underlayments in Cool Weather

MFM Building Products produces a number of self-adhering, or self-stick, underlayments that typically have a minimum installation temperature. In general, MFM recommends installing its roofing underlayments in fair weather at temperatures at 50°F (10°C). Warmer temperatures enhance the adhesion properties of the rubberized asphalt membrane, reducing the chance of encountering problems during installation. Should the…

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Looking to Increase Your Market Awareness?

MFM Building Products is proud to introduce our Underlayment Co-Branding Program, which allows distributors and roofing contractors to uniquely increase their company awareness on the jobsite. Companies that helped initially launch the program have seen increased awareness by builders, contractors, sub-contractors, building officials and the general public. The MFM Underlayment Co-Branding Program includes the company’s…

composite deck

Building a New Deck? Don’t Forget This Option.

Stone pavers, stamped concrete, fieldstones and even brick, but nothing seems more American than a great deck to fire up the grill and enjoy your backyard. According to NADRA, more than 2.5 million new or replacement decks were constructed just last year. That’s a lot of decks! Composite decking materials and more sophisticated treated lumber decking…

ShingleStarter

Installing Asphalt Shingles? Save a Step and Some Money!

Roofing contractors for years have relied on cutting 3 tab shingles down to make a starter course when installing an asphalt shingle roof. Not only is this a waste of expensive shingles, but the time it takes to complete this process is a costly one. ShingleStarter™ from MFM Building Products replaces the time and waste…

Underlayments

A Few Good Pointers for Installing Self-Adhered Roofing Underlayments

Self-adhering or “self-stick” roofing underlayments have been around for more than 30 years protecting steep slope roofing applications from moisture damage caused by wind-driven rain, ice dams or failure of the finished roofing surface. A number of insurance companies and code bodies have begun requiring contractors to cover the entire roof with a self-adhering underlayment…

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To Prime or Not to Prime…That is the Question

The headline says it all. And builders, whether the more experienced contractor, manufacturer, or dealer, should be asking this question. Priming the surface can be a critical step. For this continued dialogue on MFM Building Products’ roster, we’ll discuss Peel & Seal®. This benchmark product is the original, self-stick roll roofing specifically designed for low-slope…