November 14, 2011 12:00 AM

GAF’s EverGuard Extreme™ TPO Wins Architectural Products’ Product Innovation Award

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, has received the Architectural Products’ Product Innovation Award (PIA) for its EverGuard Extreme™ TPO. The PIAs recognize “products, materials, and systems innovation that leads commercial and institutional design to new heights.” 

A panel of 44 architects and specification experts who focus on product assessment evaluated the entries to select a winner. Decisions were based on attributes, qualities, functionality, and/or performance beyond industry standards. 

“We are thrilled to be recognized with this honor,” stated Paul Bromfield, senior VP of marketing at GAF. “Our new EverGuard Extreme™ TPO has proven to be a tremendous product that addresses the present concerns of commercial roofing, and that consistently outperforms the competition.” 

EverGuard Extreme™ TPO is a new grade of TPO single-ply membrane that is built to handle the extreme demands (such as high heat or solar loading) that new rooftop applications can place on roofing membranes. It utilizes proprietary stabilizers and UV absorbers to achieve weathering performance far beyond current standards. In fact, GAF conducted accelerated weathering and aging tests on EverGuard Extreme™ and other commercial TPO membranes, subjecting them each to a temperature of 280°F—a temperature far beyond the most rigorous proposed ASTM tests. EverGuard Extreme™ blew away the competition. GAF was also the first to use the new Atlas Ultra Accelerated Weather Test Unit, which collects and concentrates sunlight producing the equivalent of 40 years of exposure in only 12 months. EverGuard Extreme™ TPO membranes survived 13 months under these conditions without signs of failure.

About GAF

Now proudly celebrating its 125th year in the industry, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems, as well as composite decking, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by a commitment to provide property owners and specifiers with the best and safest choice in roofing and by helping supportive contractors and distributors to build their businesses and avoid hassles. 

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption. 

The Company also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit
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