Firestone Building Products Company LLC introduced its newest formulation of polyiso insulation at the International Roofing Expo (IRE) March 1-3, 2017 in Las Vegas.

Benefits include:

  • Outperforms the industry standard by up to 18 percent.
  • Competing polyiso boards require an additional .25 inches to meet an R25 value at 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Fewer inches of polyiso translates to significant cost savings for building owners. A 500,000 square-foot roof can equate up to $40,000 in savings.
  • Polyiso is more environmentally-friendly than mineral wool, requiring 85 percent less embodied energy to manufacture. Polyiso can also be recycled and reused, while mineral wool cannot.  

The Firestone polyiso offering includes ISO 95+ GL Insulation, RESISTA Insulation and ISOGARD HD Cover Board.

“Building owners, contractors, specifiers and architects have always relied on our polyiso for its high performance and cost efficiency,” said Ed Klonowski, ISO product manager at Firestone Building Products. “With this new formulation, industry professionals can be confident they’re providing their clients with the best polyiso the market can offer.”

Show attendees can learn about the new insulation at Firestone Building Products booth 531, and can also see the company’s self-adhered offering, Secure Bond Technology.  

Secure Bond Technology is a factory-applied, pressure-sensitive adhesive that ensures coverage across the membrane and establishes one of the strongest bonds possible – a bond that is nearly twice as strong as the nearest self-adhered membrane competitor.

This advanced technology installs up to five times faster than traditional fully adhered applications and allows installation in temperatures as low as 20 and as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Secure Bond Technology’s self-bonding membrane eliminates the need to apply adhesives and wait for flash off.

Additionally, Secure Bond Technology has no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), making it safe for the contractor, building occupants and the environment. The Secure Bond Technology liner is also non-hazardous and 100 percent recyclable. Firestone Building Products currently offers UltraPly TPO SA and RubberGard EPDM SA with Secure Bond Technology.

Booth visitors will also have the opportunity to test their luck at Firestone’s interactive slot machine. With the push of a button, attendees could take home Firestone Building Products swag, a 20-ounce Yeti Rambler Tumbler, and can be entered to win a Yeti Tundra Cooler.