Ray Thagard and his team are simply the best in the business, when you want felt underlayment you can trust go with Fontana Paper.
Fred, Martin Roofing
It was about 1987 when we found out the owners of Fontana Paper were getting back into the business of producing roofing underlayments and our family was excited. To have a family owned and managed company to be able to work with was good news for sure.
From the first material we picked up in August of 1988 to the material we pick up today the quality of the material has been second to none, with out question. The support from the management team has always been very responsive and truly meaningful. If we have needed questions answered we have never been given the runaround, it being family owned and operated most likely when you call with a question or need clarity about a product you are talking to an owner on your first call or at least on your second.
Once I was told by another manufacture of underlayments “tell me how much you want to pay and I will produce the product” It would have been substandard and long term it would have been problematic for us. Fontana never works in this backwards order. They produce top quality ASTM and UL rated material.
Also they have worked hard to be innovative, the first underlayment manufacture to have a leak free warranty not just a material warranty, They will warranty a roof, that they did not produce the tile or “outer layer” of material against leaks, no other manufacture will provide this kind of warranty. Thus raising the bar in the roofing industry.
We always request Fontana products at all our suppliers. We recommend Fontana to all our customers, clients, friends, competitors and to you. If you want to ask me for more detail just contact me anytime.
Marty, Go Roof Tune Up
Joe, DePinho Roofing & Solar
I wanted to reach out to let you know that working with you and your company, Fontana Paper Mills Inc, has been a pleasure. It’s manufactures like you, who make what we do here at Red Pointe Roofing worthwhile and rewarding. I truly appreciate you and your team.
I’ve been in the roofing Industry for 40 years, and for 30 of those years, worked for one of the largest roofing companies with over 600 hundred roofers. As VP of Operation and the C-39 residential license holder, it was my responsibility to not only train employees, but also provide the highest quality roofing system for our customers. As tile roofs became more popular in the industry, we installed roofing systems for all of your top home builders in California, Nevada and Arizona. The installation of underlayment is the most important aspect in our business for waterproofing. At that time, we were using all types of underlayment and having problems with each product.
One day, a gentleman walked into my office. He introduced himself as Mr. Raymond Thagard from Fontana Paper Mills and wanted me to try his 30LB felt. I told Raymond that we were going to send his 30lb felt to the lab for testing and see how the results came back. The Technical Data returned from the lab and tested better than any underlayment that we were using at the time. From that day forward we have only installed tile roof systems with Fontana underlayment. Starting out we were pulling over 900 rolls of underlayment a week without any water intrusion after Dry-in or after the roof was completed. On trackwork, underlayment could sit exposed to the elements for weeks before installing different types of roofing systems. We also sent Fontana Paper to the lab for testing after being exposed to the elements for over 30, 60 and 90 days. The amazing lab results, sold myself and our management team, on your products. Today we use many of the Fontana Paper Mills products; ASTM 30#, 15#, 22”, 18” Shake Felt, Vulcaseal G40 Fiberglass (SBS Modified) and Vulcaseal Organic Base 40#. What I am most impressed with today, is Fontana Paper Mills’ contractors and applicators must go to class and then test out for proper installation, before receiving a certification by (TRI), Tile Roofing Institute. I want to thank you Raymond, for reaching out to me all those years ago and Fontana Paper Mills for being a leader in the industry.
Patrick, Red Point Roofing
As President of Harbert Roofing Inc., I know how essential a quality underlayment is – we have been in business for over 40 years after all! To protect your building and the occupants from outside elements, it is crucial to use durable and reliable roofing materials, including an underlayment. That’s why we rely on Fontana’s felt selection for a variety of roofing needs across Northern California.
Harbert Roofing has used Fontana products on multiple building types, from commercial projects to residential homes. Installing underlayment is one of the most
important parts of the roofing process and Fontana’s products are a joy to work with. Based in Redding, California, we experience cold winters and extremely hot summers, where it reaches over 130 degrees Fahrenheit on the roof. We love Fontana’s product selection because it holds up to our range of temperatures and sometimes extreme weather—including hailstorms, rain, and high winds.
Harbert Roofing has relied on Fontana products for over 15 years and will continue to rely on them for many more. Their customer service is impressive, and I am happy to recommend their products for your own roofing needs.
Howard, Harbert Roofing Inc.