Reformulated Garland StressPly® E High-Tensile Roofing Membrane is Even More Eco-Friendly
Canada (PRWEB) December 05, 2011
Garland Canada’s newest StressPly® E (Environmental) modified bitumen roofing membrane offers 500 lbf./in. of tensile strength a variety of post- and pre- consumer recyclable materials and rapidly renewable resources for increased sustainability. This high-strength, puncture- and fatigue-resistant membrane makes an ideal waterproofing and reinforcement layer for applications demanding a high level of environmental responsibility.
The new StressPly E membrane retains the high-performance capabilities of earlier versions of the product, while setting a new industry standard for the incorporation of environmentally responsible materials. In addition, the membranes can be installed using Garland’s Green-Lock® Membrane Adhesive for 100 percent VOC-free, odor-free application. As the robust weathering membrane in a multi-ply system, StressPly E membranes provide the security and longevity of multi-ply construction with the flexibility and elongation of an elastomeric system.
According to Charbel Boulos, P.Eng., general manager of Garland Canada Inc., “StressPly E utilizes the latest in recycled and renewable raw materials in the manufacturing process, resulting in recycled content as high as 39 percent by weight. This helps building owners achieve USGBC LEED® MR 4.1, 4.2 and 6 credits*. In addition, a fire retardant is added to the compound during the manufacturing process, enabling it to maintain its fire rating for the life of the membrane.”
Specifically, StressPly E membranes contribute to LEED points through the incorporation of:
Post-consumer scrap from recycled tires in the roofing compound
Pre-consumer recycled boiler slag as surfacing
Pre-consumer crushed porcelain as filler
Post-consumer glass bottles as a parting agent
Rapidly renewable resources (soy-based oils, bio-based resins, and crushed sea shells), in substitution of petroleum-based resources in the roofing compound
StressPly membranes, which can be hot or cold applied, are designed for use as the top component in built-up roof applications demanding superior strength. They may also be used to add extra durability in a two-ply flashing system or to repair splits, cracks, and other deteriorated areas in existing asphalt-based roofing systems.
Garland Canada Inc. provides solutions for today’s commercial building industry to private and public sector customers coast to coast, with representatives strategically located throughout Canada. Founded in 1987 as a fully owned subsidiary of Garland Industries, Garland Canada is a multi-million dollar business with employees, strategically located throughout the country, that help stimulate each regional economy by working with an extensive network of locally based roofing contractors to install high-performance roofing, wall, and flooring systems.
For a free roof inspection or for more information, visit http://www.garlandcanada.com or call Marisa Rea at 1-800-387-5991.
LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design®) is a registered trademark of The U.S. Green Building Council.
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