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 Holcim Building Envelope Division
The Holcim Building Envelope produces a broad range of exterior building products, including the Elevate™ (formerly Firestone) lineup of metal roof and wall panel systems. To learn more, visit or www.holcimelevate.com.