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Firestone Building Products unveils modified bitumen cool roofing solution

Firestone Building Products Co. LLC, Indianapolis, is unveiling modified bitumen cap sheets made with UltraWhite roofing granules, which provide a granule-surfaced, cool roofing solution that enhances light reflectivity and heat emissivity, greatly reducing energy consumption and electricity demand. UL- and FM-code approved, UltraWhite Modified Bitumen Cap Sheets meet requirements for California’s Title 24 regulations and can help achieve points in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system.
“Unlike other granule-surfaced modified bitumen cap sheets that require liquid coatings either during manufacturing or after installation, Firestone UltraWhite granules are applied during the manufacturing process to create a superior product that installs easily and has high energy efficiency ratings,” said Ruben Garcia, asphalt products marketing manager for Firestone Building Products. “Firestone is committed to offering high-performing, sustainable products for the commercial roofing industry and this new, cool roofing addition to our asphalt product line further demonstrates that commitment.” Firestone UltraWhite granules are applied before the cap sheets reach the rooftop, eliminating the need for field-applied systems that increase labor costs and have the potential to crack or peel. The new cap sheets are resistant to foot traffic and hail, demonstrate good granule retention and do not have metal or plastic film added to the surface, which could cause it to wrinkle or delaminate. Available in SBS and APP modified bitumen cap sheets utilizing Firestone’s innovative UltraWhite granules, the modified bitumen cap sheets can be applied with hot asphalt, heat welding or cold adhesive and are compatible with steel, concrete, plywood and wood decks, providing great versatility and appeal. They are ideal for both new and reroof applications and may be included in the 20-year Firestone Red Shield™ Warranty. When installed using Firestone insulation and a cover board, UltraWhite cap sheets are eligible for a 25-year Firestone Red Shield Warranty. Visit the FSBP website at www.firestonebpco.com.