Firestone Introduces UL Class A Metal Roofing Underlayment
Indianapolis, IN - Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “Roots to Rooftops” product portfolio, has bolstered its product line with the inroduction of CLAD-GARD™ SA-FR with CoreGard™ Technology. According to the company, it is the industry's first and only self-adhered, waterproof, UL Class A underlayment and offers customers substantial labor and materials savings.
“Firestone Building Products CLAD-GARD SA-FR with CoreGard Technology represents truly innovative technology for the metal roofing industry,” said Joe Marzahl, product manager with Firestone Building Products. “It has been strategically engineered to not only protect metal roofing systems from fire, but streamline the installation process. This is the technology metal roofing contractors have been waiting for.”
UL Class A metal roofs protect rooftops, buildings and occupants from the spread of fire, which is key to safeguarding surrounding structures and communities. By offering the fire protection of UL Class A roofing materials in an underlayment, CoreGard Technology reduces installation time, labor costs and the overall number of materials needed for commercial roofing projects.
According to the company, to achieve the same fire standard without CLAD-GARD SA-FR with CoreGard Technology, contractors would need to install a separate product, entirely, for their metal roofing systems. Up to six layers of total materials and installation stages would be necessary to accomplish this feat, which is accomplished in just four layers using CLAD-GARD SA-FR underlayment on a metal roofing system.
And, the company adds, CLAD-GARD SA-FR with CoreGard Technology is safer overall for installers due to its skid-resistant top film. It is also ASTM 1970 approved. In addition, it provides an industry-leading 120-day exposure. Primer is not required in temperatures of 40 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer, making the process a quick and easy one.
“Architects, distributors, contractors and building owners look to Firestone Building Products for the highest quality products developed using proprietary, advanced technology,” said Marzahl. “We’re committed to that excellence, which is why we also back our products with strong warranties.”
CLAD-GARD SA-FR with CoreGard Technology is covered by the Firestone Building Products Platinum Warranty for up to 30 years.
For more information on the CLAD-GARD SA-FR with CoreGard Technology, click here.
About Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
Firestone Building Products Company, LLC is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “Roots to Rooftops” portfolio of products for commercial building performance solutions. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, Firestone Building Products meets individual customer and project needs for roofing, wall, landscape and lining solutions. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., the company also offers outstanding technical services, an international network of roofing contractors, distributors and field sales representatives, and superior warranty protection. Products include: commercial roofing systems, roofing accessories, green roofing systems, photovoltaic and daylighting systems, vegetative roofing systems, metal wall panels, insulation, cavity wall construction, pond liners and geomembranes. To learn more, visit www.firestonebpco.com.