How much do SnappBattTM tile roofing shims cost?

The installed price of a SnappBattTM  system is significantly more economical than traditional roof tile installations.


How much weight can SnappBattTM tile roofing shims hold?

SnappBattTM tile roofing shims can support over 2200 lbs per square as shown by the crush tests.  This provides excellent walkability and exceeds all snow load requirements.


At what temperatures can SnappBatt tile roofing shims be installed?

SnappBattTM tile roofing shims can be installed from -20°F to 180°F

How long will the plastic last?

SnappBattTM tile roofing shims have a 50 year limited warranty, and are made from a high quality non-break polypropylene.


How will the tile be loaded with no battens?

If the tile is table stacked it should be able to go up to about 7/12 to 8/12 roof pitch. Over that will probably require elevated battens every 4 to 5 courses. A roof over 8/12 is not really a walkable roof and most suppliers will not load a roof over 8/12 pitch.


How will we do our layout for the tile?

You can do the layout before the tile is loaded or you can start your layout at the eave and work your way up the roof. When the tile is loaded it will be set back at least 2 to 3 courses up from the eave, in the same way it has always been loaded.


Is it true SnappBattTM tile roofing shims can be used in a Random-Staggeredpattern?

Yes, up to 7:12, the tiles can be installed in a Random-Staggered™ pattern.  The layout exposure will be reduced to accommodate the amount of stagger (typically ½” – 1 ½” reduction).  The tiles then would be installed in a Random-Staggered™ pattern on and above the chalk-line (based on exposure) as desired. This will create a truly random layout.

SnappBattcan also be used with a standard batten & lath (3/8” thick lath) or elevated system that uses 3/8” shims. As above, the layout exposure will be reduced to accommodate the amount of stagger (typically ½” – 1 ½” reduction). The SnappBatt would be installed on the tiles that will be Random-Staggered™ installed above the batten-line to create a truly random layout.  One SnappBatt should be used up to 7:12 and two SnappBatt above 7:12 installations.

How many nails will it take to install SnappBattTM ?

In most areas of the US, just one through the reinforced nailing strip will be needed.

Can SnappBattTM be used in the valley and on metal (rake wall) as a shim?

Yes, it can just be snapped on and not nailed.

What is the wind rating of SnappBattTM ?

See the chart based on fastener type by clicking here.

Is your company a member of the Tile Roofing Institute?

Yes, as a cutting edge development company, Top Line Manufacturing is proud to be part of the Tile Roofing Institute and help further the use of eco-friendly building materials.

Do all the tiles need just one SnappBattTM ?

Yes, most all will require just one. You may need a second SnappBattTM on a rake edge when you are starting out with a full tile. In this case the second retainer will not need to be nailed. The only other reason would be if the pitch tables or wind charts require more fasteners.

To which side of the tile does SnappBattTM need to be installed?

Normally, only on the left side.

Can you use SnappBattTM on profile tiles (barrel, s-tile, villa, double roman)?

Top Line Manufacturing will be bringing out a SnappBattTM for profile tile in the very near future.


Can debris get trapped behind SnappBattTM ?

SnappBattTM is only 1 ¾" wide and the base is triangle shaped on the top so significantly less debris can get trapped behind the retainer.


When will SnappBattTM be available for purchase?

Now available in the greater Denver and Phoenix areas.  Call your local supplier or contact us at


Can we buy SnappBattTM direct from Top Line Manufacturing?

No, SnappBattTM is only sold through your local roofing supplier.