The company said the manufacturing process for Synthetic Guard Plus helps to give it unusually good traction under foot. Fibers are created by pushing hot plastic through tiny holes in a die. They are then compressed between two patterned, hot rollers. The resulting mat is resistant to slips.

The underlayment is printed with lay lines and cap nail locations. It also has cap nail locations for high-wind and Florida applications, TAMKO said.

In addition, contractors can add their own logo and phone number to the underlayment to turn roofing jobs into advertising opportunities.