February 07, 2012 12:00 AM

GAF Announces New and Improved EverGuard® Freedom™ TPO with RapidSeam™ Technology

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, has announced a relaunch of its EverGuard® Freedom™ TPO with RapidSeam™ Technology, highlighting improved adhesion. 

In addition to its improved performance, EverGuard® Freedom™ TPO with RapidSeam™ is over 50 times faster to install than conventional taped seams, up to 5 times faster than water-based adhesives, and up to 3 times faster than solvent-based adhesives (depending on outside temperature). Use of this membrane also eliminates over 95% of field seam preparation, saving contractors’ time. 

“Freedom™ TPO with RapidSeam™ Technology used in conjunction with StormSafe™ Anchor Sheet is a beautiful application that is easy to install,” stated Lynn Picone, senior product manager at GAF. “StormSafe™ Anchor Sheet provides a solid substrate with no gaps or voids, leaving an aesthetically beautiful installation with great adhesion – and RapidSeam™ Technology virtually eliminates the need for hot-air welding, making installation a breeze.” 

Additional benefits include quick application, no fumes, consistent quality, and energy efficiency – exceeding the requirements of California Title 24. It’s also the safest choice, as it requires no open flames, hot asphalt, or solvent-based adhesives.

About GAF

Founded in 1886, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System. 

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. The company has also 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. 

GAF 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 www.gaf.com
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