Orlando, Florida, Jan. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TAMKO Building Products, Inc. has combined the reflectivity of “cool” roofing with the affordability of asphalt shingles to make energy efficient roofing an option for more consumers than ever. 

TAMKO’s Heritage® series laminated asphalt shingles and shingle accessories in Glacier White (dependent upon the region of the United States) and TAMKO’s Elite Glass-Seal® 3-Tab asphalt shingles in White and Glacier White are now ENERGY STAR® qualified for their ability to reflect a portion of the sun’s rays, potentially lowering the amount of energy needed to cool a home. Additionally, both products have also been rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC).

“These new ratings for TAMKO products put energy efficient roofing within the reach of even the most cost-conscious consumer,” said TAMKO’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Stephen McNally.

For instance, TAMKO’s Elite Glass-Seal® 3-Tab shingle is one of TAMKO’s entry-level roofing options, and this includes the ENERGY STAR qualified White and Glacier White color options. With TAMKO’s Heritage® laminated asphalt shingles in the Glacier White color option, it’s possible to achieve the appearance of traditional wood shake roofing with the added bonus of an ENERGY STAR qualification.

Both Heritage® series shingles and shingle accessories in Glacier White and Elite Glass-Seal® 3-Tab shingles in White and Glacier White are available now, dependent on the region of the United States, and some are rated by the CRRC while others are ENERGY STAR qualified. For more information on product availability, CRRC rating and ENERGY STAR qualifications, visit TAMKO’s booth #W3101, January 9-11, at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida or go to TAMKO.com.

Click here to download a photo of TAMKO’s energy efficient asphalt shingles.

 

About TAMKO

TAMKO Building Products, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest independent manufacturers of residential and commercial roofing products. For more information about TAMKO, visit our website at www.TAMKO.com.

 

About ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR is a government-backed labeling program that helps identify factories, office equipment, home appliances and electronics that have superior energy efficiency. According to ENERGY STAR, the roof products they certify reflect more of the sun's rays. This may lower roof surface temperature by up to 50F, decreasing the amount of heat transferred into a building. ENERGY STAR estimates the roof products they certify may help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings, and may reduce peak cooling demand by 10-15 percent.

 

About the CRRC

The Cool Roof Rating Council is a non-profit educational organization that implements and communicates accurate radiative energy performance rating systems for roof surfaces, supports research, and serves as an educational resource for information on roofing.

 

Note to editors and writers – The correct capitalization of the company name is TAMKO, due to the fact that it is an acronym.  The letters stand for Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma – the company’s original trade area when founded in 1944.  TAMKO’s trade area is now all 50 states.

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Ron Cook
TAMKO Building Products, Inc.
800-641-4691 ext. 2245