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Firestone Building Products Seeks to Revolutionize Metal Roofing With New Underlayment

Firestone Building Products Co. LLC, nationally introduced its groundbreaking CLAD-GARD SA-FR with CoreGard Technology. The product is the only self-adhered, waterproof, UL Class A underlayment available and allows for 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 for commercial roofing projects.

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.

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.

Self-seals around nails or metal roofing fasteners

"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, visit: http://firestonebpco.com/roofing/metal-roofing-systems/clad-gard-metal-roofing-underlayment/clad-gard-sa-fr-underlayment/